Trader Joe's White Bean & Basil Hummus recalled due to fear of contamination

One product sold in Michigan


DETROIT – Trader Joe's customers could be at risk due to a recently discovered contamination in its hummus product.  

The cost-efficient grocery store was told by its hummus supplier that its product, Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus, could contain listeria monocytogenes.

The recall pertains to the product with the "use by" date 12/15/16 and plant identification code "C," which can be found on the bottom of the container.  

Trader Joe’s warns customers if they purchased this hummus to not eat it and either dispose of the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s store for a full refund. 

Related: Sabra hummus recall expanded

The White Bean & Basil Hummus is one of two hummus recalls made nationwide with Mediterranean Hummus, though it is not sold in Michigan.

All potential products have been moved from the store and destroyed.

What is listeria?

According to the Center for Disease and Control (CDC), listeria is a gastrointestinal infection that targets older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems.

Listeria is an invasive infection, as the bacteria can spread beyond the gastrointestinal tract.


The common symptoms are muscle aches and fever and may be preceded with diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.  

Severe symptoms include stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. 

The mild symptoms are similar for pregnant women, but in severe cases, miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn can occur. 


Listeria can be treated with antibiotics. The CDC recommends seeking medical attention within two months of consumption. 

If anyone has any questions, contact Trader Joe’s customer relations at 626-599-3817, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

Visit Trader Joe's website for more information.