In the ever-expanding group of secondary recalls of foods that were made with Sabra Hummus recalled for possible Listeria, now Greencore USA is recalling sandwiches made with those products. “Fresh to Go Mediterranean Chicken Hummus” sandwiches that were manufactured solely for 7-Eleven stores are being recalled because the Red Pepper Hummus used in the product has been recalled. The UPC number of the recalled product is 5254858888.
Greencore is only recalling lots distributed since October 15, 2016 because the refrigerated ready to eat product only has a two day shelf life. Sandwiches were distributed only to 7-Eleven stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. You can see the long list of “use by dates” on these products at the FDA web site.
No reports of illness have been received to date, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear. If you ate any of these sandwiches, watch yourself for the symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning for the next 70 days.
Those symptoms can include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriages and stillbirth if they contract this illness, even though they may be only mildly ill. If you do get sick, see your doctor.