Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods issues hummus recall
A popular brand of hummus has issued a voluntary recall after discovering there were undeclared pine nuts in the dip that could pose a serious risk to people with nut allergies.
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods issued an alert via the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding a specific batch of 10 oz Organic Mediterranean Cedar Hommus.
The problem arose after a mislabelled container of hummus was not scanned at a checkout. It was then discovered that a batch of hummus had been sent to stores with an incorrect label that did not disclose the presence of pine nuts in the product, according to the bulletin.
The recalled product has the UPC code: 044115403028 and has an expiration date of December 12, 2021 (32121), which can be found on the lid of the plastic container. The affected containers were sold at stores in Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin , Maryland, Ohio, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Missouri, Maine, New York and Kansas. , Alabama, Tennessee and Minnesota.
None of the company’s other products are affected by the recall. Customers wishing a replacement can contact Cedar’s at [email protected]
While no illnesses have been reported, undeclared traces of nuts can be fatal for those with a nut sensitivity or allergy.
According to American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Allergies to pine nuts can cause an anaphylactic reaction with symptoms ranging 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.