Hummus sold in Alaska recalled over possible germ contamination, DEC says
The Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed Wednesday that hummus products recently recalled by Pita Pal Foods were sold in Alaska.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company recalled dozens of its hummus products due to concerns of listeria contamination. The FDA says the germ was found during an inspection of Pita Pal's factory.
Listeria can cause serious, and sometimes fatal, infections in young children, frail or elderly people and those who have weakened immune systems. Other people may experience short-term symptoms including high fever, stiffness, abdominal pain, severe headaches and diarrhea.
Listeria can also cause a mild illness for pregnant women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but can be severe in the fetus or newborns.
Correction: This story has been updated to correct typos.
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