A nationwide recall of hummus products made by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC over concerns of potential Listeria contamination was expanded Tuesday to include “Taylor Farms Veggie and Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Schnucks Vegetable and Hummus Snack Trays.” Both products contain two-ounce cups of classic hummus made by Sabra.
Both of these products are made by Taylor Farms Tennessee Inc., Taylor Farms Texas Inc., and Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. The Taylor Farms companies have not received any reports of illnesses linked to the recalled products, but voluntarily recalled them to minimize the potential risk of Listeria exposure.
Sabra announced a recall of about five dozen hummus products Nov. 15 after an inspection of its manufacturing facility in Virginia found Listeria monocytogenes contamination on equipment. None of the finished products tested were found to be contaminated, but Sabra said it is recalling them anyway out of an abundance of caution.
|Product Description||UPC||Use By Dates|
|Taylor Farms Veggie & Hummus Bistro Box||0 30223 01037 1||11/11/16 – 12/1/16|
|Schnucks Vegetable and Hummus Snack Tray||0 41318 09193 9||11/18/16 & 11/23/16|
Taylor Farms distributed the recalled products to retail outlets in about two dozen states from Oct. 30, 2016 to Nov. 18, 2016. Retailers carrying the products have been instructed to remove any remaining stock of it from their shelves and inventory.
Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them but to dispose of them immediately and call 855-455-0098 for more information.
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems when ingested. Others may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea but a listeria infection can lead to miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.