Sabra recalls hummus due to Listeria threat


Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced Wednesday, April 8, that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide, according to the Food & Drug Administration. To date, no other Sabra product is affected by this recall.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
To date, there have been no reports indicating these products have caused any illness.
The products being recalled are listed below and were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. Consumers can find code and use by dates on the top of each package.
040822011143 / 300067 — Sabra Classic Hummus 10 oz — 3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11; 3 060 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 11; 3 059 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 potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a retail location on March 30th, by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free 1-888-957-2272, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central Time.