Hummus recalled over Listeria concerns

House of Thaller hummus with pine nut topping under recall


A Tennessee company is voluntarily recalling 10-ounce packages of hummus with pine nut topping, because of concerns over Listeria.

Knoxville company House of Thaller said ingredient supplier HVF, Inc., notified them that its roasted pine nuts had the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The pine nuts are the topping for selected varieties of House of Thaller hummus.

Routine sampling of a different item produced by the supplier for a different company revealed positive Listeria findings. HVF, Inc. is recalling all products made in its facility during the time of the potential contamination.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

To date, no illnesses have been reported in relation to this product or recall, the company said.

The products come in 10-ounce, clear, round plastic cups with a clear or colored plastic lid:

  • Fresh Foods Market Artisan Hummus, Pine Nuts – clear lid edge
  • Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut & Herb Topping – white or beige striped lid edge
  • Marketside Classic Hummus with Pine Nuts – solid black lid edge

The products were distributed nationwide through various grocery retailers from April 18, 2017, to June 13, 2017, and in Canada on April 20, 2017.

To check a product for the recall, refer to the lot code printed on the top of the cup. The lot code will begin with a “USE BY” date followed by the letter “W” and a 7 digit code. This is the information to reference when checking your product against the recall list.

For a full list of recalled products, go to https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm563822.htm.

No other brands or flavor varieties produced at House of Thaller's manufacturing plant are affected by the recall.

Customers who have purchased any of the products in the recall should not consume them and should contact: House of Thaller Customer Service Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST at 855-215-5142.