Recall Announcement: Sabra Dipping Company’s Recall of Hummus Prompts Secondary Recall of Mediterranean Chicken Hummus Sandwich
- Company Announcement Date:
- November 22, 2016
- FDA Publish Date:
- February 09, 2019
- Product Type:
- Food & Beverages
Food & Beverage Safety
- Reason for Announcement:
- Company Name:
- Greencore USA
- Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)Fresh To Go
- Product Description:
Product DescriptionMediterranean Chicken Hummus sandwiches
“Fresh to Go Mediterranean Chicken Hummus” sandwiches (UPC 5254858888) manufactured solely for 7-Eleven Corporation are being recalled because Sabra Dipping Company has recalled the ingredient Red Pepper Hummus. Greencore, USA is voluntarily recalling these sandwiches. Sabra Dipping Company has recalled the Red Pepper Hummus ingredient used in this sandwich because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The source of the contamination originated with Sabra Dipping Company, not Greencore.
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,Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Because of the two day shelf life of the refrigerated fresh ready to eat sandwich, Greencore is recalling only lots distributed since October 15, 2016. Sandwiches were only distributed only to 7-Eleven stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. The “Use By Date” of sandwiches is listed on the back panel of the sandwich. The “Use by Dates” that are impacted by this recall include:
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Greencore has not received any reports of illnesses associated with these recalled sandwiches. As of November 20, all 7-Eleven stores have been instructed to remove and destroy impacted product. Customers who have purchased this sandwich are urged to not consume the product and should dispose of the recalled sandwich. No other Greencore products are affected by this notification.
Customers may call Greencore at 978.716.2530 between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm (EST) for more information.