Sabra Recalls 30,000 Hummus Cases Over Listeria Fear
JNS.org – Approximately 30,000 cases of hummus produced by the popular Sabra brand, 51 percent of which is owned by the Israeli company Strauss, have been recalled due to fears of Listeria contamination.
Inspectors with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) discovered the possible contamination in a routine inspection, according to a MDARD spokeswoman.
Listeria is a food-born illness that can cause high fever and vomiting, and it is especially dangerous to people with weaker immune system, children, and pregnant women. Despite the recall, there have not yet been any reported illnesses from the hummus.
Sabra, which sells 59 percent of its hummus in the US, is also co-owned by PepsiCo.
The following are the codes of he specific Sabra hummus containers that have been affected:
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 Without Garnish, 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.