Sabra trying to establish legal U.S. hummus standards.
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If Sabra Dipping Co. has its way, the use of chickpeas and tahini in making hummus will become U.S. law.
The hummus manufacturer, which is co-owned by PepsiCo and the Israel-based Strauss Group, has filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration to create a standard for which dips are considered hummus.
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You could be forgiven for not knowing that May 13 is International Hummus Day. That's because it's only been so for a year, and it's only so at all because in 2012 a young Israeli tech entrepreneur named Ben Lang decided it should be. His idea, according to the Times of Israel, was that hummus is sufficiently beloved by the peoples of the fractious Middle East that it can serve as a source of unity.
Campus activity seems to have quieted this week over previously controversial hummus sales. Two weeks ago DePaul University in Chicago temporarily suspended sale of Sabra hummus on campus, after the Students for Justice in Palestine filed a complaint that Sabra's parent company, Strauss, supports the Israeli Defense Force.