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Lansal, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Hummus & Dip Products Due to Possible Health Risk

SPRINGFIELD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/14 -- Prepared Foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc.( d.b.a Hot Mama's Foods), announced today that as a precaution it is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

Lansal, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at the same facility and distributed to both wholesalers and retailers during the same time. These include the following products that are packaged in plastic containers:

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     UPC                   Item             Use By Dates    Affected Areas
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              Target Archer Farms
85239233405   Traditional Hummus 10oz.       JUN/11/2014       National
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              Target Archer Farms
              Traditional Hummus 2lb. (Non-
              retail item; Ingredient item
              used in SuperTarget store
8968630 01823 production of 2 items, Archer  JUN/11/2014       National
              Farms Mediterranean Veggie
              Hummus Wrap and Archer Farms
              Hummus Veggie Snacker)
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              Target Archer Farms Roasted
85239233498   Garlic with Roasted Garlic     JUN/9/14 &        National
              Tapenade 17 oz.                 JUN/12/14
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              Target Archer Farms Roasted
85239233481   Red Pepper with Roasted Red    JUN/12/2014       National
              Pepper Topping 17 oz.
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                                                          Pennsylvania, West
30034065881   Giant Eagle Chipotle Hummus   MAY/7/2014 & Virginia, Ohio, and
              8oz.                            MAY/14/14       Maryland.
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                                                          Pennsylvania, West
30034064747   Giant Eagle Garlic Hummus     MAY/7/2014 & Virginia, Ohio, and
              8oz.                            MAY/14/14       Maryland.
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                                                               Arizona,
                                                             California,
                                                          Colorado, Florida,
                                                           Georgia, Idaho,
                                                           Louisiana, North
              Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus    APR/28/14 &  Carolina, Nevada,
988582        8oz.                           APR/29/14 & New Mexico, Oregon,
                                              MAY/9/24     South Carolina,
                                                          Tennessee, Texas,
                                                            Utah, Virginia
                                                             (Southern),
                                                              Washington
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                                                          Illinois, Indiana,
                                                            Iowa, Kansas,
              Trader Joe's 5 Layered Dip                 Kentucky, Michigan,
435451        Small 11.5oz.                  APR/15/2014      Minnesota,
                                                         Missouri, Nebraska,
                                                           Ohio & Wisconsin
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                                                          Illinois, Indiana,
                                                            Iowa, Kansas,
              Trader Joe's 5 Layered Dip                 Kentucky, Michigan,
274043        Large 24oz.                    APR/15/2014      Minnesota,
                                                         Missouri, Nebraska,
                                                           Ohio & Wisconsin
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                                                Only
                                              Products
                                              with the
                                              following
              Tryst Yellow Lentil Hummus     Lot Codes:   Midwest & Pacific
8968630 01410 with Sunflower Seeds &           USE BY     Northwest regions
              Apricots 10oz                  JUN/10/14 E   of United States
                                            Time stamp &
                                               USE BY
                                             JUN/12/14 E
                                             Time Stamp
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The potential for contamination was found during a routine test of Target Archer Farms Traditional Hummus (10 ounce) by the Texas Department of Health. No illness has been reported.

Lansal, Inc. has contacted all impacted retail customers and distributors instructing them to remove all affected product from sale and is working with the appropriate agencies including state Departments of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and local authorities.

Consumers who have purchased the above hummus products are urged not to eat it and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free (877) 550-0694 from 8:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. Eastern Daylight Time 7 Days a week.

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Consumer Inquiries:
(877) 550-0694 from 8:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. Eastern Daylight Time 7 days a week

Media Inquiries:
Mark Kretzinger
(847) 288-9183 ext. 113

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