A popular hummus brand conducted a voluntary recall after discovering that the dip contained undeclared pine nuts, which could pose a serious risk to people with tree nut allergies.
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods issued a warning through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding a specific 10 ounce batch of Cedar Organic Mediterranean Hommus.
The problem came to light after a mislabeled hummus container failed to be scanned at a checkout counter. It was then discovered that a batch of hummus was sent to stores with an incorrect label that the bulletin said did not indicate the presence of pine nuts in the product.
A certain batch of humus is voluntarily recalled because pine nuts have not been declared.
The recalled product has the UPC code: 044115403028 and an expiration date December 12, 2021 (32121) which can be found on the lid of the plastic container. The affected containers were sold in stores in Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin, Maryland, Ohio, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Missouri, Maine, New York, Kansas , Alabama, Tennessee, and Minnesota.
None of the company’s other products are affected by the recall. Customers wanting a replacement can contact Cedar’s at [email protected].
Although no diseases have been reported, undeclared traces of nuts can be fatal to people with tree nut sensitivity or allergies.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, pine nut allergies can cause an anaphylactic reaction with symptoms that can range from mild to life-threatening. Signs of a reaction may include difficulty breathing, dizziness, swelling of the tongue, throat, nose and lips, abdominal pain, and heart failure.
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