The recall of Sabra dipping products, including hummus, for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has triggered a secondary recall of snack trays that contain those recalled dips. The products were produced by Taylor Farms. No reports of illness have been received to date, but the illness this bacteria causes can take up to 70 days to appear.
The recalled products contain Sabra Hummus Classic 2 ounce dipping cups. They are Taylor Farms Veggie & Hummus Bistro Box, with UPC number 0 30223 01037 1 and use by dates 11/11/16 – 12/1/16. Also recalled is Schnucks Vegetable and Hummus Snack Tray, with UPC number 0 41318 09193 9 and use by dates 11/18/16 and 11/23/16. The products were distributed from October 30, 2016 through November 18, 2016. They were sold in Arkansas, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed container or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution to kill any bacteria. Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures.
If you ate these products, watch yourself for the symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning for the next 70 days. Those symptoms include stiff neck, high fever, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other flu-like symptoms. Pregnant women may suffer miscarriages and stillbirth with this infection, even if they are only mildly ill. If you do get sick, see your doctor.