Email Address. © 2016 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Most people are able to fight off the illness, but in some cases it can be deadly. Including new products, special offers and tasty inspiration. More than 10 hummus samples, the EWG found, exceeded its benchmark for glyphosate. "Beans, peas, and lentil are a nutritious, affordable source of protein and are an important part of the American diet," said Olga V. Naidenko, Ph.D., EWG's vice president for science investigations. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The EWG says its acceptable limit for glyphosate in foods is 160 parts per billion (ppb) per serving which, in the case of hummus, was about four tablespoons. Links will not be permitted. A study just released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that levels of glyphosate, the notorious weed killer linked to cancer, was found in extraordinary high levels in many brands of conventional hummus and chickpeas. In a statement, the FDA said the company is “recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product.”. Get the latest breaking news delivered straight to your inbox. / CBS/AP. See All On-The-Go. By Lynn Allison    |   Sabra Canada Inc. is recalling certain Sabra brand hummus products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. glyphosate, roundup, weed killer, chemicals, hummus, chickpeas. Sabra brand hummus followed with two samplings of its classic hummus having 743 and 476 parts per billion. The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Listeria is a bacteria which can spread via contaminated food, causing an infection known as Listeriosis. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. A study just released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that levels of glyphosate, the notorious weed killer linked to cancer, was found in extraordinary high levels in many brands of conventional hummus and chickpeas. Was backyard beeping coming from a missing teen's watch? The company said the recall was issued "out of an abundance of caution." Listeriosis poses the greatest risk to older adults, pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems. Overall, organic products have much lower concentrations than conventional hummus and chickpeas, said EWG. Hummus products given the green light include Sabra Roasted Red Pepper, Trader Joe's Classic conventional, and Simply Nature Organic Garlic. A full list of the Sabra products being recalled can be found here. The group did not find the same unsafe amounts in organic products. "EWG testing of both conventional and organic bean products for glyphosate helps increase the transparency in the marketplace and protect the integrity of the Department of Agriculture's organic certification.". Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. See All Dips. It is co-owned by PepsiCo and the Strauss Group.All Sabra products are certified kosher and vegetarian, and are available throughout the U.S. and Canada. © 2020 NewsmaxHealth. They found glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, in over 80% of non-organic samples of hummus and chickpeas. 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Listeria is a bacteria which can spread via contaminated food, causing an infection known … Last spring, Sabra recalled its hummus products for similar concerns. The chemical was sold for decades by Monsanto, which was acquired by Bayer AG under the brand name of Roundup, according to the EWG. Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:35 AM. Sabra Hummus is a joint venture between PepsiCo and the Strauss Group, a multinational corporation and Israel’s largest food and beverage company. Others that failed the test were Sabra Classic Hummus, Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus, Whole Foods Market organic label Original Hummus, and Cava Traditional Hummus. The organism "was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished products," Sabra said. When do states certify their election results? Experts at EWG say that the Environmental Protection Agency allows a much higher amount, about 5,000 ppb, and that could be too high for our health. “The bacteria can multiply so it becomes more likely to make you sick. Sabra is again recalling its famous hummus products in the U.S. over concerns about listeria, the FDA announced Saturday. Toxic weed killer should never be allowed to contaminate these foods, or any other foods, that millions of Americans eat every day.". Sign Up - … The illness is usually treated with antibiotics. The chemical was sold for decades by Monsanto, which was acquired by Bayer AG under the brand name of Roundup, according to the EWG.