Hummus Recall: Sabre Recalls Popular Hummus Dips Over Listeria Concerns

Sabra Dipping Company has recalled many of its hummus products over fears of possible listeria contamination. The voluntary recall was issued on November 19, 2016, and includes 57 different SKUs of the popular hummus products. However, Sabra has noted that no listeria has been found in the actual finished products, rather the listeria contamination was identified in the manufacturing facility. Therefore, the recall was issued out of an abundance of caution.

The FDA issued the Sabra Dipping Company recall yesterday and outlined the 57 different hummus products affected by the possible listeria contamination. The FDA notes that listeria can be serious, especially in pregnant women as it can cause stillbirths and miscarriages. The elderly and young children are also at increased risk of fatality when contracting Listeria monocytogenes. Therefore, Sabra is asking that anyone with one of the affected SKUs toss the product and contact them for a replacement coupon.

Below is a list of all affected Sabra hummus products:

040822014700 300051 Sabra Hummus Caramelized Onion 10OZ
040822000017 300066 Sabra Hummus Classic 7OZ
040822011143 300067 Sabra Hummus Classic 10OZ
040822017497 300070 Sabra Hummus Classic 17OZ
040822014687 300074 Sabra Hummus Classic 30OZ
040822431156 300076 Sabra Hummus Classic 5LB – 6ct
040822011112 300079 Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 48ct: 3 x (16 x 2oz)
040822011952 300080 Sabra Hummus Classic with pretzels 4.56OZ
040822011235 300094 Sabra Hummus Garlic 7OZ
040822011242 300095 Sabra Hummus Garlic 10OZ
040822017510 300097 Sabra Hummus Garlic 17OZ
040822012256 300099 Sabra Hummus Garlic 32OZ
040822301121 300100 Sabra Hummus Garlic 30OZ
040822011990 300104 Sabra Hummus Garlic with pretzels 4.56OZ
040822011921 300106 Sabra Hummus Jalapeno 10OZ
040822011341 300117 Sabra Hummus Olive 10OZ
040822011747 300132 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 10OZ
040822127530 300134 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 7OZ
040822990011 300136 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 17OZ
040822012157 300139 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 32OZ
040822012430 300142 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 7OZ
040822011549 300143 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 10OZ
040822017503 300146 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 17OZ
040822328647 300148 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 32OZ
040822301114 300150 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 30OZ
040822434553 300151 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 5LB – 6ct
040822011969 300153 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper with pretzels 4.56OZ
040822011433 300158 Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 7OZ
040822011440 300159 Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 10OZ
040822017558 300161 Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 17OZ
040822027540 300164 Sabra Hummus Spinach & Artichoke 10OZ
040822014731 300166 Sabra Hummus Sun Dried Tomato 10OZ
040822027700 300266 Sabra Hummus Spinach & Artichoke 32OZ
040822027588 300298 Sabra Hummus Spinach & Artichoke 17OZ
040822990011 300501 Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 17OZ – 6ct
040822017503 300502 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 17OZ – 6ct
040822020114 300593 Sabra Hummus Basil-Pesto 10OZ
040822330466 300736 Sabra Hummus Tuscan Herb Garden 32OZ
040822342049 301216 Sabra Hummus Classic 32OZ
040822342131 301271 Sabra Hummus Classic with pretzels 4.56OZ – 8ct
040822342209 301283 Sabra Hummus Garlic 23.5OZ
040822017497 301290 Sabra Hummus Classic 17OZ
040822342506 301430 Sabra Hummus Bold & Spicy with tortilla chips 4.56OZ
040822017510 301480 Sabra Hummus Garlic 17OZ – 6ct
040822342728 301481 Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 6 x 2oz (12 x 6pks)
040822011648 301483 Sabra Hummus Lemon 10OZ
040822342735 301484 Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 2OZ – 6 x 2oz (12 x 6pks)
040822330381 301485 Sabra Hummus Tuscan Herb Garden 17OZ
040822010078 301511 Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 16 x 2oz – 12 ct
040822010047 301512 Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 12 x 2oz – 12 ct
040822342988 301566 Sabra Hummus SF Rosemary/Sea Salt 10OZ
040822343145 301585 Sabra Spreads Spicy Chili 8.5OZ – 8ct
040822343138 301586 Sabra Spreads Garlic Herb 8.5OZ – 8ct
040822343121 301587 Sabra Spreads Honey Mustard 8.5OZ – 8ct
040822343114 301588 Sabra Spreads Salt & Pepper 8.5OZ – 8ct
040822343671 301640 Sabra Hummus Taco 10OZ
040822344043 301705 Sabra Hummus 3 Pepper Chili 10OZ

The affected products all have a “Best Before” date of January 23, 2017, or before. Sabra is encouraging anyone with an affected product to throw it in the garbage before calling Sabra Consumer Relations at 1-866-265-6761 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST. Customers can also apply for a refund coupon by visiting Sabra’s recall website at

Sabra pointed out that while 57 SKUs are affected by the recall, not all of their products are included in the recall. For example, Sabra organic hummus products, salsa and guacamole are not included in the recall. Similarly, the Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips are also excluded.

Sabra Dipping Company is just one of many manufacturers who have issued voluntary recalls in recent months due to potential listeria contamination. Blue Bell Ice Cream issued a widespread recall and subsequently closed down their Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, facility for a thorough cleaning following the issue. The recall was a first for Blue Bell, but unfortunately for ice cream lovers, didn’t end with the large 2015 recall. The ice cream company issued a series of recalls that stretched all the way into September of this year when the company’s cookie dough ice cream was recalled again for potential listeria contamination, according to CNN Money.

Fortune notes that this is not the first recall for Sabra. The company also recalled its hummus products back in 2015, when they voluntarily recalled 30,000 products after traces of the deadly bacteria were found. Unlike the current recall, the 2015 recall was issued after traces of the bacteria were found inside of the actual product containers. The listeria was discovered during a random product testing at a local retailer. As soon as the bacteria was confirmed, the products were removed from the shelves and recall promptly issued.

There is no indication that the products on store shelves are contaminated with the bacteria this recall; however, Sabra says they issued the voluntary recall out of an “abundance of caution” and want all consumers to dispose of the product and request their replacement coupon.

With the holidays quickly approaching and a rash of recent food recalls, many families may be leery about the food in their fridge. The best place to look for food recalls in on the FDA website where the agency keeps a running list of current recalls. Currently there are dozens of active recalls involving products such as baby food, popcorn balls and Weight Watchers frozen desserts.

The Sabra hummus recall has been administered in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Do you have any Sabra hummus products in your fridge? Will you be checking the FDA recall list before preparing your Thanksgiving dinner?

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