Sabra Recalls Hummus Following Listeria Concerns: What You Need to Know
Sabra has recalled 30,000 cases of its classic hummus brand due to possible listeria contamination, according to a press released.
In a statement the U.S. Food and Drug administration said, Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling 30,000 cases which is about 360,000 containers of its classic hummus nationwide due to a possible Listeria contamination
"This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide with a best by date of May 11 or May 15. All other Sabra products are safe to eat," the company said in a statement released on its Facebook page.
No illnesses related to the hummus have been reported so far, according to Jennifer Holton, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Listeria is a bacteria found in soil, water and some animals. It can cause major illness in those with weakened immune systems, especially posing a danger for pregnant women, children and the elderly, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Methods to kill Listeria include cooking or pasteurization. This means deli meats, raw milk, and cheeses made with raw milk, are often typical suspects when it comes to listeria infections. Sabra did not explain how the potential contamination might have occurred, only that a routine, random sample tested positive at one plant. There are currently no reports of illness.
Symptoms of Listeria poisoning include headaches, fever and abdominal pain. They may also include headaches, a stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or even convulsions.
For more information regarding the recall, click here, courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).