Sabra Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Scare

The world’s most famous brand of hummus has recalled 30,000 cases for a possible listeria contamination

Do you have hummus in your fridge? You may want to rethink your healthy afternoon snack.

Who doesn’t love snacking on hummus and pita? You wouldn’t love it so much if it was contaminated with foodborne illness-causing bacteria. Sabra has announced the voluntary recall of more than 30,000 cases of Sabra classic hummus for a possible listeria infection, according to the FDA. 

So far, there have been no reported outbreaks of illness, but consumers are being asked to dispose of or return, for full refund, any 10 or 30-ounce containers of classic hummus, six-pack of classic hummus, or dual classic/garlic hummus packs with "best by" dates of May 11. The danger was discovered on March 30, when a random sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria bacterial infections can be dangerous for infants and the elderly, and can cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea in others.


This is not the first listeria outbreak recorded this year. Just last week, Blue Bell ice cream was recalled for listeria infection, and a study published earlier this year found that most delis have a listeria problem.