Fears of Listeria contamination have prompted a nationwide Sabra hummus recall.
Sabra Dipping Co., the largest seller of hummus in the United States, announced on April 8, 2015 that the company is recalling about 30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus sold nationwide because the product may pose a health risk. According to the company, a routine, random sample collected from a retailer on March 30 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
People who eat food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may develop Listeriosis, a serious and sometimes fatal infection. Those most at risk for infection are young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages, stillbirth, and premature delivery in women who are pregnant, or life-threatening infection to their newborn baby. Listeriosis symptoms vary in different people infected with the bacterium.
There have been no reports of illness associated with the product.
Consumers can find code and use by dates on the top of each package. Only the following products are included in the Sabra Classic Hummus Recall.
|UPC/SKU||Item||Use by Dates|
|040822011143 / 300067||Sabra Classic Hummus 10 oz||3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 113 060 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 15|
|040822014687 / 300074||Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz||3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11|
|040822342049 / 301216||Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32oz||3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11|
|040822017497 / 301290||Sabra Classic Hummus 17oz Six Pack||3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 113 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11|
|040822342209 / 301283||Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5oz||3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11|
The company advises consumers to return the recalled hummus to the place of purchase for a full refund. Call 1-888-957-2272 with questions.