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Sabra Recalls Hummus After Listeria Discovery

Mike Gregory

Sabra Dipping Co. has ran afoul of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. During routine inspections, they found contaminations by Listeria monocytogenes. Samples of the prepackaged product were tested and with the results, Michigan official alerted Virginia officials and the USDA, who are now working with the company. The recall has been limited to five stock units of Sabra’s classic Hummus.

The CDC states that Listeria comes from Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem in the United States. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected. The risk may be reduced by recommendations for safe food preparation, consumption, and storage.

U.S. Consumers should discard packages with the following codes, which are located on the top of each package. They can also return the packages for a refund.

Consumers with any questions can call Sabra at 888-957-2272 weekdays.

These are the codes:

040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic  10 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11;
040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic  10 oz. – 3-060/Best before May 15
040822014687/300074 – Sabra Classic  30 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11
040822342049/301216 – Sabra Classic  32 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic  17 oz. Six Pack – 3-058/Best before May 11
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic  17 oz. Six Pack – 3-059/Best before May 11
040822342209/301283 – Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic – 3-058/Best before May 11

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