Zilks Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Hummus Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 2, 2015 — Zilks Foods, LLC of Austin, TX is recalling all of its 8 ounce hummus products because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
This recall affects the following products:
Product Size Consumer UPC Use By Dates
Bacon Hummus 8oz 817719010097 01/06/15 – 02/09/15
Balsamic & Garlic Hummus 8oz 817719010073 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Hatch Green Chile Hummus 8oz 817719010035 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Jalapeno & Cilantro Hummus 8oz 817719010042 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Original Hummus 8oz 817719010011 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 8oz 817719010028 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
Spinach & Artichoke Hummus 8oz 817719010059 01/05/15 – 02/09/15
The recalled hummus was distributed nationwide in retail stores.
The containers are clear plastic tubs with white lids. The brand name “Zilks” can be found on each tub on both the top and side labels.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
This recall was initiated after it was discovered that a spice ingredient from a single supplier used in the affected products was contaminated with peanut allergens.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at [email protected] or call 512-633-8904 Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm CST.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428760.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.