On April 9, 2015, Sabra, a name known for hummus, recalled 30,000 cases of hummus. In one of its routine inspections, the company found that the hummus was contaminated with listeria, a food-borne bacteria commonly found in fruits, vegetables, and certain prepackaged foods. No other Sabra food products were affected.
Many prior food recalls in the US have been caused by listeria contamination. Just last month, a popular organic prepared foods company, Amy’s Kitchen, recalled thousands of its food products containing spinach that may have been contaminated with listeria.
Then on the same day as Amy’s Kitchen’s recall, Wegman’s also pulled thousands of containers of frozen spinach due to possible listeria contamination.
Listeria is a bacteria that can cause serious infections if consumed. It primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems. Listeria can cause high fevers, muscle aches, convulsions, headaches, loss of balance, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Pregnant woman with listeria can miscarry or deliver prematurely.
The recall includes certain cases of Sabra's Classic Hummus with "Best before" dates of either May 11, 2015, or May 15, 2015 with the following product codes.
For a full list of the recalled products, visit the Food and Drug Administration's website.
If you were affected by the hummus recall, you may have legal rights. Consumers who are injured due to recalled products or foods may financially recover from the manufacturer for their injuries and damages such as, medical bills and pain and suffering.
It is advisable to talk to a personal injury lawyer who has experience in representing consumers injured by recalled products or foods. Daniel J. O’Brien is a personal injury lawyer who has helped many injured consumers due to recalled products. Click here to see a video testimonial from a client who fell through a chair that was defective.
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