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CLEVELAND – The Sabra company’s hummus recall has been expanded again to other products that use its hummus – this time the product was distributed to the Cleveland area market.

This recall affects the 7-Eleven Chicken and Hummus sandwiches the company produces for 7-Eleven stores in the Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Buffalo, NY markets. The hummus spread used in the sandwiches is subject to a national recall issued by Sabra Dipping Company due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

Photo courtesy: FSA

Photo courtesy: FSA

Photo courtesy: FSA

Photo courtesy: FSA

The original recall involved a large selection of the company’s hummus. A secondary recall a few days later involved “Taylor Farms Veggie and Hummus Bistro Boxes” and “Schnucks Vegetable and Hummus Snack Trays.” They contained Sabra Hummus Classic 2 oz. dipping cups and were distributed from October 30, 2016 – November 18, 2016.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, the FDA says. Symptoms of listeriosis vary, but usually include fever, muscle aches, stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

For more information, click here for the Sabra recall website.

Another secondary recall from  Greencore, USA involves the “Fresh to Go Mediterranean Chicken Hummus” sandwiches,  also made for 7-Eleven Corporation. These are being recalled because they contain the Sabra Red Pepper Hummus. The 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.