Put Down That Pita, Thousands of Sabra Cases Recalled

Sabra Dipping Company has recalled 30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus due to a possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Hummus lovers around the nation were troubled to hear that Sabra has recalled 30,000 cases of Hummus due to possible contamination. This was discovered after a routine inspection in Port Huron, Michigan.

Sabra-Hummus1Food Safety News states that the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials learned about the risk of contamination in the prepackaged product so the department proceeded to inform the company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Don’t sacrifice your delicious Sabra just yet though; this is not a ‘total recall.’ Arnold and Colin need not worry as only certain lots have possibly been contaminated.

The recalled products and product codes are:
040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic, 10 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11, 2015
040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic 10 oz. – 3-060/Best before May 15, 2015
040822014687/300074 – Sabra Classic, 30 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11, 2015
040822342049/301216 – Sabra Classic without Garnish, 32 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11, 2015
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic, 17 oz. Six Pack – 3-058/Best before May 11, 2015
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic, 17 oz. Six Pack – 3-059/Best before May 11, 2015
040822342209/301283 – Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic – 3-058/Best before May 11, 201

These codes will appear on the top of each package. If your Sabra container shows these codes, you are advised to throw them out or return them for a refund.

Listeria is an infection associated with poor food storage and preparation. The CDC states that, “A person with listeriosis usually has fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Rest assured you can dip your veggies without fear as there have been no accounts of illness.

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