The Reason Wegmans' Roasted Garlic Hummus Was Just Recalled

Do you have a Wegmans store near you? With about 100 locations across just six East Coast states, this is a smaller supermarket chain that's known to inspire fierce devotion in its shoppers. Customers praise stores' wide selection of fresh produce, its large bulk sections, its curated cheeses, and its giant olive bars packed with pickled and preserved items. Wegmans says that its stores are designed to "look and feel like a European open-air market," and its strategies seem to be working: Since 2006, shoppers participating in Consumer Reports' annual evaluations of supermarket chains have consistently ranked Wegmans as their favorite.

Like many grocery stores these days, Wegmans offers a large variety of prepared foods alongside its produce, dairy, and meat. As at any supermarket, this includes packaged hummus, whose popularity hasn't waned and whose market value is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2028, according to GlobeNewswire. But recently, Wegmans had to recall its house brand of Roasted Garlic hummus — and if you've bought some recently, you'll want to find out why.

Wegmans Roasted Garlic hummus had pieces of plastic in it

According to Food Safety News, supermarket chain Wegmans has recalled its house brand of Roasted Garlic hummus, which the store says is "made with fresh, never canned or frozen, ingredients." That's good news for sure, but what's less appealing is finding out why the chain had to recall the hummus. Apparently, the affected products may contain pieces of plastic. According to Food Safety News, the recalled hummus was sold in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. And since it has a sell-by date of March 26, some customers might still have the hummus in their fridges.

The recalled hummus' UPC number is 0-77890-26225-2 and its lot number is #220299. If you have one at home, you can bring it back to your local Wegmans for a full refund, because you definitely don't want to scoop this hummus onto any pita chips or carrot sticks.