If you have Sabra hummus in your refrigerator, there’s a chance it could be part of a nationwide recall. The company has voluntarily recalled 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Sabra Dipping Co. issued a statement about the recall on Wednesday. Although there are no current reports of illness, they are voluntarily recalling all packages of Classic Hummus with a best by date of May 11 or May 15.
The following products are included in this recall: Sabra Classic Hummus 10 oz., Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz., Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32 oz., Sabra Classic Hummus 17 oz. Six Pack, Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5 oz. Other Sabra products are deemed safe to eat according to the company’s press release.
— Sabra (@Sabra) April 9, 2015
Since the recall was issued, consumers who have tried to read the notice on the company’s website are intermittently reaching a “page not found” error message, likely a temporary glitch due to excess traffic to the site. Sabra has also posted the hummus recall notice on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
“To our valued customers, Today we announced that we are voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of our Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes that we were made aware of on April 7. This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide with a best by date of May 11 or May 15. All other Sabra products are safe to eat. To date, there have been no reports indicating that these products have caused any illness. Sincerely, Your friends at Sabra”
The Detroit Free Press reports that the possible contamination was initially found on March 30 after routine inspections of the product at a Kroger store in Port Huron, Michigan. Samples were tested, and days later, Michigan health officials alerted inspectors in Virginia, where Sabra is based, of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the brand’s Classic Hummus.
According to FoodSafety.gov, symptoms of Listeria include fever, stiff neck, confusion, weakness, vomiting, and diarrhea. At this time, no illnesses have been linked to the recalled Sabra hummus.
The U.S.-based Sabra Dipping Company has been in business since 1986 and produces a variety of Middle Eastern-style food products, including hummus, Mediterranean salsa, eggplant dip, and baba ghanoush. Products are sold in the United States and Canada and are found in the refrigerated section of supermarket chains, Walmart, and Target stores.
Consumers can contact Sabra with any questions by phone (1-888-957-2272) or by email.