Sabra hummus products at three Acme supermarkets in Lower Merion, a suburb of Philadelphia, were vandalized Wednesday with stickers instructing shoppers to “boycott Israeli goods,” according to a company spokesperson.
In Montgomery County, the contents of the Sabra products were not tampered with, but bright yellow stickers were placed on the lids of containers saying the hummus was “contaminated with apartheid and Zionism.”
In a statement, Acme said the messages were “removed as quickly as possible.” The stores in Narberth, Bala Cynwyd, and Bryn Mawr were cooperating with local law enforcement to “prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law,” according to the statement.
Bala Cynwyd, which is near central Philadelphia, has one of the largest Jewish communities in the Philadelphia area.
“The foundation of our Acme culture is courtesy, dignity, and respect. The vandalism that was committed on some of our products is an affront to that culture and the environment we wish to create for anyone walking through our doors,” the statement added.
Sabra is co-owned by American PepsiCo and the Israeli Strauss Group.
This is not the first incident in which businesses in the Philadelphia area were targeted by anti-Israel activists. Last week, pro-Palestinian activists protested outside a restaurant founded by the Israeli-American celebrity chef Michael Solomonov.
The crowd of dozens of people gathered outside the Rittenhouse Square outpost of Goldie, Solomonov’s kosher falafel chain, chanting, “Goldie, Goldie, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.”