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My 3-year-old practically lives on hummus, so you can imagine my dismay when I discovered a listeria-induced recall on the exact brand we adore. Fortunately, our containers were not affected, so Kenny didn't experience so much as a hiccup in his consumption of the chickpea-based dip.

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