Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hummus Recalled After Listeria Concerns

Hummus lovers .. check your fridge! The popular brand Sabra is recalling tens of thousands of cases of their popular hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria.

sabra hummus recall

The presence of potentially listeria in several samples of hummus has prompted a national recall by Virginia-based Sabra Dipping Co. of 30,000 cases of Classic Hummus.

According to a spokeswoman with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, inspectors learned of the possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes after routine inspections at a Kroger in Port Huron on March 30th.

The recall is limited to five stock unit, or SKU, numbers of Classic Hummus. No other Sabra product is affected at this time.

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

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 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

To date, there are no reported cases of illness in connection to this recall.
In healthy individuals, listeria can cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.

Food For Thought:  When a food product is recalled do you typically listen to the "only these brands or bar codes were affected" or do you get freaked out and not eat ANY of that product or brand for a while? I've never (that I know of) had something that was part of a recall. But whenever any pet food/treat brand has a recall l I never use anything that company sells ever again, lol. Dramatic .. I know, I know. But my little Stella is my tiny little fur child and I'm not taking ANY chances with that little one!!

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