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Sabra recalls 30,000 cases of Classic Hummus for possible Listeria risk

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NEW YORK (AP) — About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.

Listeria is a food-borne illness that can cause high fevers and nausea in minor cases, but the infections can be fatal to people with weakened immune systems and young children, along with causing miscarriages in pregnant women.

After routine inspections at a Kroger outlet in Port Huron, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials reportedly learned about the risk of contamination in the prepackaged product.

The department then informed the company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Only certain lots of the Classic Hummus are being recalled, and no other Sabra products are affected. There are no reported cases of illnesses to date.

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, 2015

Consumers are advised to throw out any product with those codes, which are on the top of each package. The recalled products may also be returned to the store where purchased for a refund. Those with questions may call Sabra at 888-957-2272 Monday through Friday.

In healthy individuals, infection with Listeria may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, young children, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems can contract serious and sometimes fatal infections. Listeria can also cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.

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