Sabra Dipping Company recalls Classic Hummus products

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA  (WIAT) — With the recent trend of food recalls, Sabra Dipping Company has announced contaminated products that are being pulled from shelves.

Sabra announced on Thursday that the company is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its classic hummus, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, but the measure is limited five Classic Hummus products.

Listeria monocytogenes are organisms which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

This is the same contaminating organism that recently required Blue Bell Ice Cream to pull various products from shelves.

Healthier individuals may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Recalled products were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets. Consumers can find the code and use by dates on the top of the package. Potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a retal location tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The test was conducted on March 30 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The following products may be contaminated: Sabra Classic Hummus in 10 ounce and 30 ounce sizes, Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish in 32 ounce size, Sabra Classic Hummus 17 ounce six pack, and Hummas Dual Pack Classic Garlic in 23.5 ounce size.

Sabra patrons who may have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of it, or return it to the place of original purchase for a full refund.

To date, Sabra states no other product is affected by this recall. There are also no reports that these products have caused any illness in consumers.

More details can be found here.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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