Falafel King issues recall due to possible Listeria contamination

Listeria bacteria (Photo: James Folsom / Creative Commons)

Listeria bacteria (Photo: James Folsom / Creative Commons)

BOULDER, Colo. — Falafel King voluntarily issued a recall Thursday on two products due to a possible Listeria contamination.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Boulder-based Mediterranean fare manufacturer recalled 10-ounce containers of Hatch Green Chili Hummus and 8.5-ounce containers of Hatch Green Chili Wraps because these products have a potential health risk to the public.

The containers of hummus and wraps may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause fatal infections in children, seniors and others with weak immune systems, said the FDA.

These products were distributed to retailers in areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Nebraska.

A recall was issued after learning of a possible Listeria contamination in Bueno Foods’ roasted fresh green chili, which were used to produce the hummus and wraps, said the FDA.

The recalled hummus came in a 10-ounce clear plastic container with the UPC #822986-10305-2 and sell-by dates between Feb. 14 and March 16.

The Hatch Green Chilli Wraps were individually packaged in clear plastic wrap, had the UPC #822986-70205-7 and  sell-by dates Feb. 28.

No illnesses have been reported in connection to the products.

The FDA encouraged customers who purchased the products to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can also contact the Falafel King Corporate Office at 303-443-1346.