Attention hummus lovers: if you buy the brand “Sabra,” you’ll want to refrain from dipping your veggies in their hummus for now. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Sabra Dipping Co. is currently recalling 30,000 cases of hummus because of a possible contamination with Listeria (the same contamination that faced caramel apples several months ago). Among the recalled products are Sabra Classic Hummus 10 oz, Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz, Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32oz, Sabra Classic Hummus 17 oz Six Pack and Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5 oz.
Luckily, this nationwide recall is voluntary, as no hummus-related illnesses have yet been reported. However, the threat is very real:
The potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a Michigan store on March 30 tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA issued a list of the products in the recall. Anyone who has purchased any of the items is urged to dispose of or return it to the store for a full refund.
Listeria is definitely no joke. While some people may only suffer from short-term symptoms, like fevers, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, it can cause serious and even fatal infections in children, the elderly or others with weak immune systems. It can even cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
So needless to say, we’d take this recall seriously. If you bought any of the Sabra hummus products affected by the FDA’s recall, we suggest taking advantage of that full refund.
Thanks to CNN for the heads up on this!