Sabra Recalls Hummus Dips For Possible Listeria Contamination

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Sabra Dipping Co. is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016, due to concerns over possible Listeria contamination.

The contamination was discovered at the manufacturing facility but not in the tested finished products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. The products were distributed to supermarkets and food service accounts in the U.S. and Canada.

“We’re recalling this product out of an abundance of caution,” the company said on its website.

he company has identified Listeria monocytogenes at one of its manufacturing facilities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Saturday in a press release. However, the bacteria has yet to be found in its tested finished products.

The products were distributed to retail outlets in the United States and Canada, according to the FDA, and have a “Best Before” date through Jan. 23, 2017. Consumers who are concerned they purchased one of the recalled products can find the date on the lid of each package, and are urged to throw out the potentially contaminated products.

Products recalled have a “Best Before” date through Jan. 23, 2017.

Sorry, hummus lovers: Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling many of its hummus products because of possible Listeria contamination.

The company has identified Listeria monocytogenes at one of its manufacturing facilities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Saturday in a press release. However, the bacteria has yet to be found in its tested finished products.

The products were distributed to retail outlets in the United States and Canada, according to the FDA, and have a “Best Before” date through Jan. 23, 2017. Consumers who are concerned they purchased one of the recalled products can find the date on the lid of each package, and are urged to throw out the potentially contaminated products.

Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women are also at risk, according to the FDA: A Listeria infection has been known to cause miscarriages and stillbirths. Symptoms usually include a high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

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