A random sample collected at a retail store in Michigan tested positive for listeria monocytogenes bacteria, but no illnesses have been reported, company officials said.
Dip maker Sabra announced late Wednesday that the company is recalling about 30,000 cases of its popular classic hummus dip because of potential contamination with listeria bacteria.
The Colonial Heights, Va., firm issued the voluntary recall for five lines of the product that were distributed to retail stores nationwide. To date, no other Sabra products have been affected and no illnesses have been reported, company officials said.
The problem was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a retail store on March 30 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
The products affected include the following:
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• Sabra Classic Hummus, 10-ounce container, with “best before” dates of May 11 and May 15, UPC/SKU: 040822011143/300067
• Sabra Classic Hummus, 30-ounce container, with a “best before” date of May 11, UPC/SKU: 040822014687/300074
• Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish, 32-ounce container, with a “best before” date of May 11, UPC/SKU: 040822342049/301216
• Sabra Classic Hummus Six-Pack, 17-ounce container, with a “best before” date of May 11, UPC/SKU: 040822017497/301290
• Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic, 23.5-ounce container, with a “best before” date of May 11, UPC/SKU: 040822342209/301283.
Consumers who purchased these products should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Call 1-888-957-2272 with questions, or visit www.fda.gov/SafetyRecalls/.
Listeria bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with weakened immune symptoms. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.