Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sabra Recalls Hummus For Possible Listeria Contamination


Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced yesterday that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The company said that this recall measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide.  So far, no other Sabra product is affected by this recall.
  
The products being recalled are listed below and were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. Consumers can find code and use by dates on the top of each package. To date, there have been no reports indicating that these products have caused any illness, the company said.

According to Sabra, the potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a retail location on March 30 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. 

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

Listeria are killed by cooking and pasteurization. However, in some ready-to-eat meats, such as hot dogs and deli meats, contamination may occur after factory cooking but before packaging or even at the deli counter, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. 

UPC/SKU Item Use by Dates Affected Areas
040822011143 / 300067 Sabra Classic Hummus 10 oz 3 059  Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
3 060  Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 15
      US
040822014687 / 300074 Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz 3 059  Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11       US
040822342049 / 301216 Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32oz 3 059  Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11       US
040822017497 / 301290 Sabra Classic
Hummus 17oz
Six Pack
3 058  Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
3 059  Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
      US
040822342209 / 301283 Hummus Dual
Pack Classic / Garlic 23.5oz

3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11       US

 
Sabra Dipping Co. is urging consumers who have purchased any of these products to dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free 1-888-957-2272, Monday – Friday 9:00AM to 4:30PM Central Time.