Cava Foods, Inc., a Subsidiary of Cava Group, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Sesame in Cava Spicy Hummus - 7/20/23

Company Announcement Date:

July 17, 2023

FDA Publish Date:

July 18, 2023

Product Type:

Food & Beverages
Prepared Food

Reason for Announcement:

Undeclared sesame allergen

Company Name:

Cava Foods, Inc.

Brand Name:


Product Description:

Spicy Hummus, 8 oz tub

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2023 – Cava Foods, Inc., a subsidiary of Cava Group, Inc. in Washington D.C., is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot of its packaged CAVA Spicy Hummus due to the potential for the product to contain undeclared sesame, which is a food allergen. People who are allergic to sesame run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The single affected product lot was distributed to retailers including Whole Foods Market, Giant Foods, MOM’s Organic Market, and regional independent retailers. CAVA’s packaged Spicy Hummus is sold nationwide.

CAVA voluntarily initiated the recall after a single retail store notified the company that packaging lids for CAVA Spicy Labneh (which do not declare sesame as an ingredient) were applied to containers of Spicy Hummus, which contains sesame, a common allergen. The wrong lid was applied to a limited number of Spicy Hummus containers by a third-party supplier.

The affected product is packaged in 8-ounce plastic tubs, labeled on the side with UPC 89832800227, Lot# MD023804, and a Best By Date of August 19, 2023.

To date, CAVA has not received any customer complaints or reports of illness because of the mislabeling.

Consumers who purchased 8-ounce tubs of CAVA’s Spicy Hummus Lot# MD023804 with a Best By Date of August 19, 2023, on or after June 16 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. CAVA has set up an email address for retailers — email — and consumers who have questions can visit and click on “Contact Support” and the bottom of the page.


* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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