Sabra Dipping Co. LLC of White Plains, NY, has recalled 30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Only certain lots of the Classic hummus is effected, and no other Sabra products are included in the recall. Also, no illnesses have been reported to date.
During inspections at a Kroger outlet in Port Huron, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials reportedly learned about the risk of contamination. The department then informed the Sabra and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The recalled products and product codes are:
040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic, 10 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11, 2015
040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic 10 oz. – 3-060/Best before May 15, 2015
040822014687/300074 – Sabra Classic, 30 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11, 2015
040822342049/301216 – Sabra Classic Without Garnish, 32 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11, 2015
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic, 17 oz. Six Pack – 3-058/Best before May 11, 2015
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic, 17 oz. Six Pack – 3-059/Best before May 11, 2015
040822342209/301283 – Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic – 3-058/Best before May 11, 2015
Consumers are encouraged to throw out any containers with the above codes which can be found on the top of the container. You can also return the product to the store it was purchased from for a refund. If you have questions, please call Sabra at 888-957-2272 Monday through Friday.
Symptoms to look for: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, young children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems can contract serious and sometimes fatal infections. Listeria can also cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.