April 9 2015

Major Hummus Brand Recalls Popular Product

By: Rich Hosford

A popular hummus brand is voluntarily recalling a big batch of one its products out of a health concern. 

According to the American Food & Drug Administration, Sabra Dipping Co., LLC recalled approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to a fear it could possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects the five stock keeping units of Classic Hummus that is sold nationwide. Thus for no other Sabra product has been affected by the 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, the FDA states.  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 that these products have caused any illness.

Five different sized containers are being recalled, all with expiration dates of May 11 or May 15.

Click here for the list of the products and the UPC codes

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, the FDA states. 

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 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.

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