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Recall Alert! Popular Hummus May Be Contaminated with Listeria

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Recall Alert! Popular Hummus May Be Contaminated with Listeria

If you recently purchased a container of Sabra Hummus, you’re going to want to check its label.

The Sabra Dipping Co. has voluntarily recalled several of its hummus products, citing possible listeria contamination.

While none of the finished products tested positive for the potentially fatal bacteria, traces of it were discovered at the manufacturing facility. On its website, the company noted, “We’re recalling this product out of an abundance of caution.”

Here is the official announcement, as well as a list of the products that should be discarded:

Colonial Heights, VA – Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes the products listed below; these were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. and Canada.

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. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.  Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.  The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.

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