Listeria is the word that is making its rounds in the food marketing world over the last week or two. Within a very short time frame, 3 companies recalled their food products due to Listeria concerns. Those companies are as follows:
Blue Bell Creameries has certainly had its ups and downs over the last several weeks. Five people were reportedly hospitalized with Listeria, and unfortunately three people died after becoming infecting. Since the initial recall, Blue Bell has recalled even more ice cream after discovering more Listeria within its product lines. The latest recall includes banana pudding ice cream pints.
Sabra’s hummus recall has been less serious (so far) than Blue Bell, but concerns of Listeria are still on consumers’ minds. Sabra has recalled 30,000 cases of its classic hummus so far. As of now, no reports of illness have surfaced.
Henry’s Farm had a regional recall of its soybean sprouts from retailers in Virginia and Maryland. There was a concern over Listeria contamination, but no reports have illness have surfaced in this case, either.