More than 30,000 cases of the popular Sabra brand hummus was recalled after five batches of it were found to contain traces of listeria.
“This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide,” Sabra Dipping Co. said. “To date, no other Sabra product is affected by this recall.”
The potential for contamination was discovered by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Department after a routine, random sample collected at a Kroger in Port Huron, Michigan.
Michigan contacted both the FDA and inspectors located in Virginia, where Sabra has a production plant. According to the Sabra company, every customer who purchased the Classic Hummus dip will be refunded if they return the product to stores.
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Listeria can sometimes cause fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Though in healthy individuals, the bacteria sometimes only causes high fever, nausea or diarrhea, Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
To date, there have been no sickness reports.
Customers with any questions can contact Sabra at 888-957-2272 on weekdays.
According to the Detroit Free Press, customers should get rid of packages with the following codes:
040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic, 10 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11;
040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic 10 oz. - 3-060/Best before May 15
040822014687/300074 – Sabra Classic, 30 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11
040822342049/301216 – Sabra Classic Without Garnish, 32 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic, 17 oz. Six Pack – 3-058/Best before May 11
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic, 17 oz. Six Pack – 3-059/Best before May 11
040822342209/301283 – Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic – 3-058/Best before May 11
Photo Credit: The Grocery Girls, Sabra Dipping Co./USA Today