Hummus is a health craze everyone can get on board with. The amazing texture, the healthy fats and awesome fiber, how you can pair it with just about anything (carrots, pita bread, crackers!) — the benefits are endless. Making it at home back be a breeze, and it is even easier to make all sorts of hummus (beet hummus, edamame hummus!).


Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a voluntary recall of a batch of hummus that they sell to retailers like Trader Joe’s and Target’s Archer Farms, you might want to start making your own hummus!


Specifically, according to Refinery 29, the FDA announced that “Lansal, Inc., which manufactures hummus and other dips for a number of retailers including Trader Joe’s, has issued a voluntary recall of more than 14,000 pounds of product because of possible listeria contamination.” That is seven tons of hummus being recalled!


Listeria is a serious bacterial infection that typically affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems.


Within the first few days, symptoms include fever, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. If the infection spreads to your nervous system, you might experience headaches, stiff neck, confusion or changes in alertness, loss of balance, and convulsions.


Because listeria is a serious concern, this is a voluntary recall as a precaution to make sure no one is affected. According to the FDA’s website, “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.”


To see if you or a batch of hummus you may have purchased is affected by this recall, check out the FDA’s announcement here.


What do you think of this recall? Will you stop buying Trader Joe’s hummus? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @kateeb790!