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7 Tons Of Hummus Recalled Over Possible Listeria

Hummus and other dips have been recalled; the products were in stores like Trader Joe\'s and Target.
Posted at 9:40 AM, May 23, 2014

Hummus sold at common retailers like Target and Trader Joe's is being recalled over fears of listeria contamination. (Via Flickr / tofutti break)

Almost 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products from stores across the U.S. have been recalled. The Massachusetts company behind the recall says it's just a precaution. (Via LAist, Fox News)

But listeria bacteria can cause infections and be particularly dangerous to pregnant women. (Via WebMD)

The Los Angeles Times reports the potential for contamination was found during a routine test. No actual illnesses have been reported yet.

Fever and muscle aches are some of the signs to watch out for, according to the CDC.

Hot Mama's Foods, the company behind the products, has a list of each recalled product on its website and is offering refunds.

And as CNN notes, it's quite a week for recalls. There have been multiple reported cases of E. coli infection likely coming from clover sprouts, and walnuts have been recalled in Missouri and Illinois.