As the holiday’s approach, many California families are gathering to celebrate. In planning for these celebrations, the hostess typically creates a menu that includes a variety of finger foods and other items that he or she is certain the guests will enjoy. In planning the menu, the conscientious hostess reviews the guests’ food allergies to be certain that there will be no unpleasant surprises. At this point, the hostess has done his or her part; hopefully the companies who produced the food products have done their part in consumer protection and there will be no unpleasant surprises.
Hummus is often a staple at holiday gatherings. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration recently discovered Listeria as it was inspecting the Sabra Dipping Co. facility. Although the bacterium was discovered in the facility, it was not found in any of the finished products.
Sabra has issued a voluntary recall of its hummus product. It is encouraging customers who purchased the potentially affected products to dispose of the products to avoid any potential risk. The company has also posted a website where consumers can request reimbursement for their purchase of the affected product. Additionally, Sabra has cleaned and sanitized its production facility.
Consumer protection is the responsibility of all companies who do business in California. These companies are responsible for delivering products that are free from contaminants or other issues that could harm the consumer. If someone suffers because of problems with a company’s product, there may be legal options available to remedy the situation.
Source: ABC News, “What to Know About the Sabra Hummus Product Recall Over Listeria Concerns“, Avianne Tan, Nov. 21, 2016