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Hummus, dips recalled from Target, Trader Joe’s

Updated 1:08 pm, Thursday, May 22, 2014
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Trader Joe's, Target and Giant Eagle are pulling more than 14,000 pounds of hummus and other dips over concerns about a possible listeria contamination.

Hot Mama's Foods of Massachusetts voluntarily recalled the items, which it distributes nationally to Target stores under the Archer Farms label. The company also recalled dips from Trader Joe's in states across the country, including California, Oregon and Washington.

In addition, the company pulled hummus from Giant Eagle stores in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

For a complete list of recalled items visit the recall list on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website.

The potential contamination was found during a test of Target Archer Farms Hummus by the Texas Department of Health.

No illnesses have been reported, but food contaminated with the bacteria primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Symptoms of listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

All retailers were notified to remove the potentially contaminated foods. The FDA urges customers who may have purchased any recalled items to throw them out or return them to the store for a refund.

Customers with questions can call (877) 550-0694.