PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Pita Pal Foods is recalling certain hummus products due to Listeria monocytogenes concerns.
The products were made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019. They were sold under the brand names Bucee’s, Fresh Thyme, Harris Teeter, Lantana, Lidl, Pita Pal, Reasor’s, Roundy’s, Schnucks, and 7-Select. A full product list with UPCs and Use By dates is available online. These products were distributed nationwide.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. No illnesses have been reported to date for these products. The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.
Consumers who have purchased recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.