Walnuts, hummus recalled over possible listeria

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), two U.S. food companies are voluntarily recalling walnuts and hummus dips sold at major retailers after listeria was detected in a sampling of the products.

St. Louis-based Sherman Produce Co is recalling 241 cases of bulk walnuts mainly purchased by stores in Missouri and Illinois after a routine sampling revealed traces of listeria. The other company, Massachusetts prepared foods manufacturer Lansal Inc, commonly known as Hot Mama's Foods, is recalling 14,860 pounds of hummus after one container of Target’s Archer Farms Traditional Hummus surveyed by the Texas Department of Health tested positive for listeria.

Listeria monocytogenes can lead to serious, even fatal, infections especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Listeria infection symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. More serious symptoms include headache, stiff neck, confusion, and loss of balance.

Luckily, no illnesses tied to the Sherman Produce walnuts or Lansal hummus products have been reported

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Sourced from: Reuters, Two U.S. companies recall walnuts, hummus over possible listeria