Hummus Tainted with Listeria; Nationwide Recall

Sabra Dipping Co., LLC of Colonial Heights, VA, recalled approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is limited to five types of Classic Hummus sold nationwide.


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.


The products being recalled are 10 and 30 oz. Classic Hummus, 32 oz. Classic without Garnish, 17 oz. six pack of Classic and 23.5 oz. dual pack Classic with Garlic. They were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S.


The potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a retail location on March 30, 2015, by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.


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