Listeria concerns spark hummus recall by Sabra Dipping Company

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A container of Sabra hummus, which was voluntarily recalled Nov. 19.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling the majority of its hummus products over listeria contamination concerns.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall Saturday.

The products were manufactured before Nov. 8 at a location where listeria monocytogenes were found. The FDA says no bacteria has been found in products tested.

More than 50 Sabra products distributed in the United States and Canada are included in the recall.

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An undated courtesy image showing where customers can find the “best by” date on Sabra Dipping Company’s products. (Sabra Dipping Company)

Customers are encouraged to discard any product with a ‘best before’ date through Jan. 23, 2017. The date is listed on the lid of each package.

Customers can apply for a product replacement coupon on Sabra’s website.

The FDA says Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy people may only experience short-term symptoms like a high fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Products not included in the recall are Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips.


The original version of this story was first posted on WCMH’s website.