Sabra Dipping Company has voluntarily recalled about 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible Listeria contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.
FDA officials say the contamination was discovered by routine random sample of the product collected on March 30 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes at a Kroger in Port Huron.
Samples from the prepackaged product were collected for testing, and the results came back days later. Michigan officials alerted inspectors in Virginia and officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration who, in turn, are working with Sabra.
The recall is limited to five stock unit, or SKU, numbers of Classic Hummus. No other Sabra product is affected at this time.
In people who are mostly healthy, listeria monocytognes may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea,
But it can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, and it can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
U.S. Consumers should discard packages with the following codes, which are located on the top of each package. They can also return them for a refund, Holton said.
Here are the codes of the 7 types of packages:
040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic, 10 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11;
040822011143/300067 – Sabra Classic 10 oz. – 3-060/Best before May 15
040822014687/300074 – Sabra Classic, 30 oz. – 3-059/Best before…