Tainted Hummus Is Being Recalled

Asmar’s Original Hummus, which is sold in Whole Foods Markets in several states, may have been tainted with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause catastrophic infection in pregnant women and those with weak immune systems.

The product, made by Asmar’s Mediterranean Food, of Alexandria, VIrginia, and sold in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C., has been recalled by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The hummus being recalled has the lot code TV11/2617 and comes in 16-ounces containers.

In pregnant women, Lysteria can cause miscarriages; for those with regular immune systems who are not pregnant, the infection caused by the bacteria may result in fever, headache and digestive/abdominal issues.

Liza Schoenfein is the food editor of the Forward. Contact her at schoenfein@forward.com or on Twitter, @LifeDeathDinner

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