Sabra Hummus Recalled for Listeria


sabraA nationwide recall has been announced for some 30,000 cases of hummus made by the Sabra company, due to possible contamination. The FDA says the recall is voluntary and no illnesses have been reported.

The recall covers several products with a “best by” date of May 11 or May 15 (see details below). The products are predominantly the “Classic” variety of the hummus, in a range of sizes.

UPC/SKU Pruduct Name Use by Dates Range
040822011143 / 300067 Sabra Classic Hummus 10 oz Best Before 2015 May 11
Best Before 2015 May 15
040822014687 / 300074 Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz Best Before 2015 May 11 US
040822342049 / 301216 Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32oz Best Before 2015 May 11 US
040822017497 / 301290 Sabra Classic Hummus 17oz Six Pack Best Before 2015 May 11
Best Before 2015 May 11
040822342209 / 301283 Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5oz Best Before 2015 May 11 US

The FDA says anyone who has bought the packages should either dispose of them or take them back to retailers for a refund.

Sabra says that it learned of the possible contamination on April 7. The company says that other than the five Classic Hummus products in the recall, “All other Sabra products are safe to eat.”

The risk was found after a “routine, random sample collected at a retail location on March 30th, 2015” by state inspectors in Michigan tested positive forĀ Listeria monocytogenes, the FDA says.

The FDA describes the potential risks:

“Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”


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  1. How Yidden should do business. Yashrus and responsibility. I’ve bought their chummus in the past and I will continue to do so – especially since I can trust them to protect my health.