Sabra hummus recalled due to Listeria concerns

Sabra hummus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Sabra Dipping Co. recalled 30,000 cases of hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

The nationwide recall is voluntary. So far, no illnesses caused by the hummus have been reported.

The potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a Michigan store on March 30 tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Anyone who has purchased any of the items is urged to dispose of or return it to the store for a full refund.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, the FDA says.

Although some people may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The FDA issued a list of the products in the recall. 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

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