Potential Hummus Health Hazard Prompts Recall

Sabra hummus products recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

(RxWiki News) Potential contamination has prompted the nationwide recall of several Sabra Dipping Co. hummus products — to the tune of 30,000 cases.

Sabra announced Wednesday that it is voluntarily recalling its Classic Hummus products due to possible Listeria risk.

The recall includes five products:

  • Sabra Classic Hummus 10 oz
  • Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz
  • Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32 oz
  • Sabra Classic Hummus 17 oz Six Pack
  • Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5 oz

So far, no cases of infection have been reported. The possible contamination was discovered during routine testing.

The affected products were distributed across the US to food-service establishments and grocery stores.

Sabra has urged customers to dispose of affected products or return them for a refund.

Listeria is a type of bacteria. It causes infections marked by high fever, headache, nausea, stomach pain, stiffness and diarrhea. Infections are often short-term in healthy patients. However, they can cause serious, sometimes deadly illness in the very young and the elderly, as well as in those with weakened immune systems.

Review Date: 
April 9, 2015