On March 29, 2021, the FDA issued a recall announcement for Sabra Hummus. Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is recalling approximately 2,100 cases of 10 oz Classic Hummus because it was potentially contaminated with Salmonella. See additional info on this hummus recall below.
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that causes salmonellosis, one of the most commonly reported foodborne illnesses in the United States. In many regions of the U.S., salmonellosis is the leading cause of intestinal disease, and overall it is the second most common food poisoning illness reported after Campylobacter.
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
(source: Mayo Clinic)
Sabra Hummus Recalls
On March 29, 2021, the FDA issued a recall announcement for Sabra Hummus. Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is recalling approximately 2,100 cases of 10 oz Classic Hummus because it was potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled product is listed below. Consumers can find a timestamp and “Best Before” date on the top of each package.
|UPC||Item||Best Before||PRODUCTION DATE/TIMESTAMP|
|300067||Classic Hummus, 10oz||4/26/21||On: Feb 10
Between: 18:00:27 and 23:49:00
On November 21, 2016, Sabra another recall for hummus products over concerns about potential listeria contamination. The recalled hummus was produced before Nov. 8, 2016, at a facility where listeria was found; however, the bacteria was not found in any hummus samples, according to the FDA. The products were distributed to retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada.
April 8, 2015 – Sabra Dipping Co. LLC recalled 30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus over potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Previous Hummus Recalls
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob
At least 9 people in Maryland have been diagnosed with salmonella infections after eating at the same restaurant chain, according to the Baltimore Sun. People who purchased hummus from the Moby Dick House of Kabob in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. should discard it immediately or return it for a refund.
Trader Joe’s Hummus Recall
Trader Joe’s recalled 2 kinds of hummus over potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Both products recalled — Mediterranean Hummus and White Bean & Basil Hummus — were made by Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc., according to the FDA recall notice.
The hummus was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in California, Washington, Texas, and other states. Affected products contain “use by” dates up to and including Dec. 15, 2016, and a plant identification code “C.”
The potential for contamination was detected after tests revealed the presence of listeria in products manufactured on the same equipment. Bakkavor identified the source and removed affected products from store shelves, according to the FDA.
Walmart Hummus Recall
June 21, 2017 – FDA announced a recall for 3 brands of hummus for listeria contamination. Affected products included:
- Marketside Classic Hummus with Pine Nuts
- Fresh Foods Market Artisan Hummus with Pine Nuts
- Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut and Herb Topping
The recalled hummus was distributed to Walmart and Giant Eagle supermarkets nationwide from April 18, 2017, to June 13, 2017, FDA said.
Listeria Food Poisoning Information
Listeria infection, or listeriosis, mainly affects pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and adults with compromised immune systems. However, in some cases, patients without these risk factors may develop the infection. Signs and symptoms of listeriosis include:
- Muscle aches
If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
- Confusion or changes in alertness
- Loss of balance
Can I File a Class Action?
Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is a nationally recognized class action firm, we have decided against this type of litigation when it comes to hummus recall lawsuits. Our lawyers feel that if there is a successful resolution to these cases, individual suits, not class actions will be the best way to get maximum payouts to our clients. If you’ve been injured by a food poisoning illness, we know you’ve suffered emotionally and economically, and want to work with you personally to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I Have a Hummus Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in hummus recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you got sick from hummus products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.