Made in the Northwest: Victor Foods

Victor Azar is a well known figure in the Spokane food scene. But nine years ago, when the recession hit, he started making and selling hummus, partly because he didn't want to lay off his employees.

Hummus with pine nuts recalled amid listeria fears

Three brands of hummus produced by House of Thaller are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. All three brands -- Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Marketside -- have pine nuts on top and come in 10-ounce packages.