Potential Hummus Health Hazard Prompts Recall

Sabra hummus products recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

(RxWiki News) Potential contamination has prompted the nationwide recall of several Sabra Dipping Co. hummus products — to the tune of 30,000 cases.

Sabra announced Wednesday that it is voluntarily recalling its Classic Hummus products due to possible Listeria risk.

The recall includes five products:

  • 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

So far, no cases of infection have been reported. The possible contamination was discovered during routine testing.

The affected products were distributed across the US to food-service establishments and grocery stores.

Sabra has urged customers to dispose of affected products or return them for a refund.

Listeria is a type of bacteria. It causes infections marked by high fever, headache, nausea, stomach pain, stiffness and diarrhea. Infections are often short-term in healthy patients. However, they can cause serious, sometimes deadly illness in the very young and the elderly, as well as in those with weakened immune systems.

Review Date: 
April 9, 2015
Last Updated:
April 14, 2015