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IRVING, Texas — A voluntary recall affecting a hummus spread linked to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination has reached 7-Eleven Inc.
Last week, LSG Sky Chefs Supply Chain Solutions Inc. issued a voluntary recall for the 7-Eleven Chicken and Hummus sandwiches the company produces for 7-Eleven stores in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and the Buffalo, N.Y. markets. The hummus spread used in the sandwiches is subject to a voluntary national recall issued by Sabra Dipping Co.
All 7-Eleven Chicken with Hummus sandwiches have already been pulled from affected 7-Eleven stores. No other products or retailers are involved in this voluntary recall, LSG Sky Chefs said.
Consumers who purchased this sandwich at 7-Eleven stores between Nov. 18 and Nov. 20 are asked to dispose of the product or return it to a 7-Eleven store for a full refund. Additionally, consumers should also look for a "best buy" date located on the back of the package of Nov. 19 through Nov. 21.
Approximately 389 7-Eleven Chicken and Hummus sandwiches, packaged in a plastic clam shell, were produced and distributed to 7-Eleven stores in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo areas, according to LSG Sky Chefs.
As of Nov. 23, LSG Sky Chefs has received no reports of illnesses associated with this sandwich.
In addition, Greencore USA Central Services has recalled its Fresh to Go Mediterranean Chicken Hummus sandwiches manufactured solely for 7-Eleven. The move came after Sabra Dipping Co. recalled the ingredient Red Pepper Hummus.
Because of the two-day shelf life of the refrigerated fresh ready to eat sandwich, Greencore is recalling only lots distributed since Oct. 15. Sandwiches were distributed to 7-Eleven stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.
According to Greencore, it has not received any reports of illnesses associated with these recalled sandwiches. As of Nov. 20, all 7-Eleven stores have been instructed to remove and destroy the sandwiches. Customers who bought the sandwich were urged to dispose of the product.
No other Greencore products are affected by this notification.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Irving-based 7-Eleven operates, franchises and licenses more than 10,700 7-Eleven stores in North America.