Potential contamination prompted the recall of some hummus in Virginia Monday.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said it was possible one lot of Asmar's Original Hommus, which is distributed by Asmar's Mediterranean Food, Inc., contained Listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections to people who have weakened immune symptoms.
People who are healthy could experience short-term symptoms including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, however, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
The recalled Asmar’s Original Hommus (16 oz. package) has a Lot Code of TV11/2617. The company distributed it to stores in Northern Virginia as well as Whole Food Stores in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
VDACS said if you bought the hummus, you should return it to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.
Anyone with a question about the product or its recall can contact Asmar's Mediterranean Food, Inc. at (703) 750-2960 or the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, food safety program at (804) 786-3520.