There is no more recognizable name in the warehouse club industry than Costco, which boasts an astounding 119 million members and 840 facilities globally.
Customers of Costco are likely already familiar with Kirkland Signature, the retailer's very own "generic" line of products that includes anything from clothing to food. Costco's equivalency brand is Kirkland.
Customers particularly enjoy Kirkland's range of organic hummus, which has been rated as one of the best hummuses sold in supermarkets.
Due to a problem with its topping, the chain recently let customers know that it will be taking one of its flavored hummuses off the market.
Due to a mold problem with the pine nut topping, Costco is recalling a batch of its Kirkland Signature Pine Nut Hummus. The impacted product may have been purchased by customers between September 21 and October 18.
Customers can get in touch with Cedar's Mediterranean Foods' quality control manager, Shelly Brown, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., if they have any additional questions or concerns.
A food safety recall is always concerning, but as this case demonstrates, even industry giants like Costco occasionally experience food disasters.