FDA warns – Wegmans Harissa Hummus Topped with Harissa recalled due to undeclared sesame

Summer Fresh Salads Inc., which operates out of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, announced on February 3, 2024, that it is recalling Wegmans Harissa Hummus Topped with Harissa due to the presence of undeclared sesame.

Individuals who live with a sesame allergy or sensitivity are strongly advised against consuming the products, as they could otherwise suffer a major, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.

Distributed between January 29 and February 2, 2024, the products were made available for purchase in a number of Wegmans stores across “Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.”

Wegmans Harissa Hummus Topped with Harissa is packaged in a 10.5-ounce (298-gram) clear plastic container with top side and bottom labels bearing the following:

  • Lot #240239 or Lot #240309
  • expiration date of 03/19/2024 or 03/26/2024

According to officials, the recall was set in motion after product containing sesame was found to have been distributed in packaging that did not declare sesame as an allergen in the ingredient panel. A labelling error was later found to have been the culprit.

Although Summer Fresh Salads Inc. has not received any reports of illnesses related to the problem to date, anyone who may have purchased an affected packaged is asked to refrain from eating it. The item may be returned to the point of purchase for a complete refund.

Questions or concerns about the recall may be directed to the company at 1-855-934-3663. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or on Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


If you or a family member has suffered an allergic reaction that can be traced to an undeclared allergen in a packaged food product, we would like to help you pursue fair compensation. After a distressing and potentially life-threatening medical event, you deserve the best outcome and negligent parties should be held responsible. Contact us online or take our free Instant Case Evaluation ℠ to learn more.