(JNS.org) Approximately 30,000 cases of hummus produced by the popular Sabra brand, 51 percent of which is owned by the Israeli company Strauss, have been recalled due to fears of Listeria contamination.
Inspectors with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) discovered the possible contamination in a routine inspection, according to an MDARD spokeswoman.
Listeria is a food-born illness that can cause high fever and vomiting, and it is especially dangerous to people with weaker immune system, children, and pregnant women. Despite the recall, there have not yet been any reported illnesses from the hummus.
Sabra, which sells 59 percent of its hummus in the U.S., is also co-owned by PepsiCo.
The following are the codes of he specific Sabra hummus containers that have been affected:
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 May 11
040822342049/301216 – Sabra Classic Without Garnish, 32 oz. – 3-059/Best before May 11
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic, 17 oz. Six Pack – 3-058/Best before May 11
040822017497/301290 – Sabra Classic, 17 oz. Six Pack – 3-059/Best before May 11
040822342209/301283 – Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic – 3-058/Best before May 11