press release

April 9, 2015

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
[email protected]

Annmarie Seldon
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 276-7756
[email protected]

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SABRA CLASSIC HUMMUS

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (April 9, 2015) – Following a recall by The Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale select Sabra Classic Hummus products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Sabra Classic Hummus, 10 oz., UPC 4082201114; with a best before date of 2015 May 11 or 2015 May 15
  • Sabra Classic Hummus Six Pack, 17 oz., UPC 4082201749; with a best before date of 2015 May 11

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Sabra consumer relations at 888-957-2272. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop’s Customer Service at 1-800-767- 7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.