Sabra Recalls Hummus Over Listeria Contamination
Sabra announced Saturday that it would be recalling several varieties of hummus after listeria bacteria were found on equipment at one of their production facilities.
Sabra noted in its recall announcement that the listeria monocytogenes bacteria were found on plant equipment, but have not been detected in finished food products.
This is the second recall of Sabra’s hummus in as many years. In 2015 Sabra recalled 30,000 cases of hummus over fears of listeria contamination.
Listeria infection can cause serious illness and even death in children, elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems. It’s particularly dangerous to pregnant women, and can cause miscarriage and stillbirth. For healthy people who are not pregnant, listeria can cause symptoms including headaches, fevers, nausea, and diarrhea.
Containers of Sabra hummus with a “Best Before” date up through January 23, 2017 are included in the recall. The complete list of affected products is available on Sabra’s website.