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Snack trays recalled because of Sabra hummus Listeria scare

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 23:46
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Vegetable snack trays packaged under the Taylor Farms and Schnucks brands are being recalled because they contain hummus from Sabra Dipping Co. LLC that was recalled after inspectors found Listeria in a production facility.

The only Taylor Farms or Schnucks products included in this recall are “Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Hummus Snack Trays,” respectively, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

“Taylor Farms has not received any reports of illnesses associated with these recalled items. The recalled products were distributed from Oct. 30 – Nov. 18. The grocers involved have been instructed to remove any remaining product from their shelves and to dispose of any of the remaining product in their inventory,” according to the recall notice posted Tuesday.

“Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume the products and should dispose of the recalled products immediately.”

The recalled products were distributed in Arkansas, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The recalled products freshcut vegetables and other dipping snacks, along with 2-ounce cups of Sabra Hummus Classic. Additional labeling information that can help consumers identify the recalled products includes:

  • Taylor Farms Veggie & Hummus Bistro Box with the UPC number 0 30223 01037 1 and best-by dates from 11/11/16 – 12/1/16; and
  • Schnucks Vegetable and Hummus Snack Tray with the UPC number 0 41318 09193 9 and beat by dates of 11/18/16 and 11/23/16.

Because of the long shelf life of the products, officials are concerned consumers may have unused portions in their homes. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of infection from Listeria monocytogenes should seek medical attention. It can take up to 70 days for symptoms, so people who know they have eaten some of the recalled product should monitor themselves for symptoms.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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