Update: Trader Joe’s Recalls Hummus and Bean Dip
December 2, 2016 – Less than two weeks after Sabra recalled its hummus products, Trader Joe’s has announced its own recall over similar listeria concerns. Affected products include Mediterranean Hummus and White Bean & Basil Hummus, which were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in California, Washington, Texas and other states.
What’s the Problem?
November 21, 2016 – Sabra has identified Listeria monocytogenes at one of its plants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Saturday in a press release. However, the bacteria has not been found in any hummus samples tested.
The products were distributed to retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada, and have a “Best Before” date up through January 23, 2017. Consumers who may have purchased affected products can find the date on the lid of each package, and are urged to discard any potentially contaminated items. A full list of recalled products is available on the FDA’s website.
Sabra products not affected by the recall include Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole, and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips.
This isn’t the first time the company has had to recall some of its products for potential listeria contamination. In April 2015, Sabra recalled 30,000 cases of its prepackaged Sabra Classic Hummus products after traces of the bacteria were found.
Signs and symptoms of listeria infection include:
- Muscle aches
If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
- Confusion or changes in alertness
- Loss of balance
Has a Class Action Been Filed?
Our lawyers are not filing a class action lawsuit over listeria infection cases from Sabra hummus. However, we are accepting potential individual claims on behalf of people who were sickened after eating the product.
We specialize in holding manufacturers accountable for selling contaminated food and failing to ensure the safety of their products. If we determine that you have a valid claim, you may be entitled to compensation to help with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Do I Have a Sabra Recall Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Sabra Hummus lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Side food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got a listeria infection from Sabra Hummus, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.