A South San Francisco food company is recalling its hummus products after a state inspection found bacteria in them that could make people sick. Quong Hop & Co. started the voluntary recall of Raquel’s brand hummus products in recent days after a sampling done by the state Department of Public Health detected Listeria monocytogenes in a processing plant, the agency said. That bacteria can lead to serious health problems.
Hummus salads, wraps, sandwiches and other food items with the Raquel’s brand name are subject to the recall, the department said. The items are packaged in various sizes. The Raquel’s items are shipped to supermarkets and natural-food stores across California and several other western states such as Nevada and Oregon, the department said.