The FDA Just Issued a Salmonella Warning for This Popular Grocery Item


Millions of Americans are opting to increase their intake of plant-based proteins for both ethical and health reasons these days. However, not all of your favorite vegetarian-friendly protein sources are as safe to eat as you think, especially now that a popular type of hummus is subject to a new recall over safety concerns. Read on to find out if you should be ditching this dip now. And for more ways to protect yourself, If You Take This Medication, U.S. Officials Have a New Warning for You.

On March 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that 2,100 cases of Sabra hummus had been voluntarily recalled over potential salmonella contamination. If you eat food tainted with salmonella, you're susceptible to salmonellosis, the most common symptoms of which include "diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated product," the FDA reports.

The recall is limited to 10-oz. packages of the brand's Classic Hummus, which bear a Best By Date of April 26 and UPC number 300067 on their packaging. The affected hummus is also printed with a production date and time stamp of Feb. 10 between 6 p.m. and midnight.

The recalled hummus, which was sold in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin, should not be consumed, but rather returned to the place of purchase for a refund. You can also submit your purchase information on Sabra's Hummus Recall site to receive a refund.

Sabra isn't the only company that's had to take its products off the market recently, however; read on to discover which other foods you should be purging from your kitchen now. And if you want to stay safe, If You Have These Supplements at Home, the FDA Says "Destroy Them."

Salmon burgers

On March 27, the FDA announced that Trident Seafoods had recalled one lot of its Pacific Salmon Burgers sold at Costco. The 3-oz. burgers were pulled from shelves after it was discovered that they could be contaminated with small pieces of metal, thus presenting both choking and injury hazards to those who might consume them. If you have the affected burgers at home—identifiable by Lot Number GC101431 and Best By date 01/14/2023—the FDA cautions against eating them, but recommends returning them to the Costco from which they were purchased for a refund instead. And for the latest recall news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Bottled water

Before you reach into your fridge for a cool drink, make sure that your bottled water of choice isn't among the ones subject to a recent recall due to serious health concerns associated with its consumption. The FDA announced the recall of all types of Real Water alkaline water on March 16 after it was discovered that consumption of the product had been linked to five cases of non-viral hepatitis and subsequent liver failure in young children. If you have any Real Water alkaline water at home, the FDA recommends getting rid of it now. If you happen to have symptoms of hepatitis, including "fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay or gray-colored bowel movements, joint pain, yellow eyes, and jaundice," get help from a medical professional, the agency suggests.

Oat bars
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Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day—but if you have peanut allergies and have one particular breakfast food at home, it could be the most dangerous one, too. Bobo's voluntarily recalled its Maple Pecan Oat Bars in March after it was discovered that some batches could be contaminated with peanuts that were not included on the product's list of ingredients. If you have the bars—the packaging of which is printed with UPC number 829262000210, lot code 0L30112B, and best by dates 7/30/21 and 7/31/21—at home, the FDA recommends discarding them or returning them to the store from which you purchased then. If you have questions about the recall, you can contact Bobo's at 303-938-1977 or [email protected]. And if you want to protect your health, If You Have This Soup in Your Fridge, Throw It Away, USDA Says.

Wing sauce
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Those hot wings may taste dangerously spicy, and the sauce you're dipping them in could present an even bigger risk to your wellbeing. On March 22, the FDA announced that Taste of Inspirations Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce sold at Food Lion and Hannaford supermarkets had been recalled after it was discovered the sauce may contain fish that's not disclosed on the ingredients list. The affected bottles, which can be identified by UPC number 72543999037, should be returned to the store from which they were purchased for a full refund. And for more foods to ditch ASAP, If You Have This Pasta at Home, Get Rid of It Now, USDA Says.