Sabra Classic Hummus recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible Listeria contamination, the FDA announced on Wednesday.

The measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide. To date, no other Sabra product is affected by this recall and thus far, there have been no reports indicating that these products have caused any illness.

For a chart of the products under the recall, click here.

Listeria facts, symptoms

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

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