Sabra Dipping Co. is recalling its Sabra Hummus Classic and Sabra Hummus Caramelized Onion products in fears of possible Listeria contagion. Listeria is a type of bacterium that infects humans and other warm blooded animals through contaminated food. The Food and Drug Administration had released a statement over the weekend indicating that the contamination was discovered at the manufacturing facility but not tested in finished products. The products were distributed to supermarkets and food service accounts in North America.
“We’re recalling this product out of an abundance of caution,” the company said. Listeria can cause fever and nausea. Individuals could perish if they have weak immune systems and are exposed to Listeria. (I.E. pregnant woman having miscarriages & young children) Healthy individuals may suffer from fever, headaches, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and stiffness.
Consumers are urged to dispose of any product with a “Best Before” date up to January 23, 2017. Some products not included in the recall are Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips, Sabra Guacamole, Sabra Salsa and Sabra Organic Hummus.
Sabra had previously recalled 30,000 cases due to possible Listeria contamination back in April 2015.