Sabra hummus recalled over possible Listeria concerns

Sabra Canada Inc. is recalling certain Sabra brand hummus products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

In a news release, the Sabra Dipping Company says Listeria monocytogenes was identified at its manufacturing facility but not in the tested finished product. 

Consumers should not eat the recalled products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recommends throwing them out or returning them to the store where they were purchased.

The hummus was sold across the country and the recall affects a variety of flavours in various sizes. All have best-before dates up to and including Jan. 23, 2017. 

Recalled products: 

  • Sabra Hummus Classic 283 g UPC: 0 40822 02704 5
  • Sabra Hummus Classic 482 g UPC: 0 40822 02712 0
  • Sabra Hummus Classic with Pretzels 129 g UPC: 0 40822 01208 9
  • Sabra Hummus Classic with Pretzels 8 x 129 g UPC: 0 40822 34213 1
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Garlic 283 g UPC: 0 40822 02706 9
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Garlic 482 g UPC: 0 40822 02713 7
  • Sabra Hummus Greek Olive 283 g UPC: 0 40822 02708 3
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Pine Nut 283 g UPC: 0 40822 02705 2
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper 283 g UPC: 0 40822 02707 6
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper 908 g UPC: 0 40822 32862 3
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper with Pretzels 129 g UPC: 0 40822 01209 6 
  • Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 283 g UPC: 0 40822 02709 0
  • Sabra Hummus Spinach and Artichoke 283 g UPC: 0 40822 02774 8
  • Sabra Hummus Basil Pesto 283 g UPC:0 40822 34211 7
  • Sabra Hummus Sun Dried Tomato 283 g UPC: 0 40822 02734 2
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper 482 g UPC: 0 40822 34216 2
  • Sabra Hummus Caramelized Onion with Smoked Paprika 283 g UPC: 0 40822 34284 1
  • Sabra Hummus Tuscan Herb 482 g UPC: 0 40822 34203 2
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper 6 x 57 g UPC: 0 40822 34317 6
  • Sabra Hummus Classic 6 x 57 g UPC: 0 40822 34316 9
  • Sabra Hummus Rosemary and Sea Salt 283 g UPC: 0 40822 34371 8
  • Sabra Hummus Spreads Honey Dijon 241 g UPC: 0 40822 34395 4
  • Sabra Hummus Spreads Garlic Herb 241 g UPC: 0 40822 34396 1
  • Sabra Hummus Spreads Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper 241 g UPC: 0 40822 34394 7
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Garlic with Pretzels 129 g UPC: 0 40822 01210 2

Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips are not affected by the recall.

Listeria can cause serious illness

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. There are a wide range of possible symptoms including vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness, according to the food inspection agency.

A Listeria monocytogenes infection can also cause pregnant women to have premature delivery, infect the newborn or cause a stillbirth.

The elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk from the infection. In severe cases, people can die from their infection.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products, according to the food inspection agency. It says a recall in another country triggered this recall and it is conducting its own food safety inspection. 

In its release, the Sabra Dipping Company, based in Colonial Heights, Virginia, said it has taken steps to correct the problem, and consumers can contact Sabra Consumer Relations at 1-866-265-6761 for additional information from 9:00 am to 8:00 PM ET. 

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