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Company recalls brand of hummus sold at northwest QFC stores

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm with No Comments »
July 14, 2013 5:03 pm

Penny’s Salsa has issued a recall for some types of hummus sold at QFC stores in Western Washington and Portland that may contain a bacterium called Listeria Monocytogenes, according to QFC.

According to the grocery store chain, Penny’s Salsa voluntary recalled its pico de gallo hummus, roasted red pepper hummus, garlic hummus and original hummus with use by dates of July 13 through Aug. 25.

The bacterium can cause an infection called Listeriosis, which can include fever and muscle aches, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In some cases it can lead to death, and anyone with fatigue and aches within two months of eating contaminated food should get medical attention, according to the CDC.

The type of food poisoning mostly affects pregnant women, newborns and adults with weak immune systems.

All affected merchandise has been removed from QFC stores, and any customers who purchased affected hummus can return the items for a refund or exchange.

For more information, consumers can call Penny’s at (866) 797-2572.

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