Possible listeria contamination in hummus prompts Sabra to issue national recall

(Photo: Sabra Dipping Co.)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia-based Sabra Dipping Co. has issued a national recall for 30,000 cases of classic hummus because of the possible contamination of listeria.

Click HERE to read the full release from the Food and Drug Administration.

In healthy individuals, Listeria monocytogenes may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But it can cause serious, and sometimes fatal, infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, and it can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

There are no reported cases of sickness to date, according to the FDA.

The recall is limited to five stock unit (SKU) numbers of Classic Hummus. No other Sabra product is affected at this time.

Consumers should discard packages with the following codes, which are located on the top of each package. You can also return them to stores for a refund.

The products being recalled are listed below:

UPC/SKU Item Use by Dates Affected Areas
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
US
040822014687 / 300074 Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz 3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11 US
040822342049 / 301216 Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32oz 3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11 US
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
US
040822342209 / 301283 Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5oz 3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11 US

Consumers with any questions can call Sabra at 888-957-2272 weekdays.

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