PSA: You might want to double check that best-by date on your Sabra hummus: Sabra Dipping Company issued a voluntary recall of 57 products “out of an abundance of caution after finding Listeria Monocytognes at the manufacturing facility, but not in the tested finished product.” Customers with hummus with a best-before date up through January 23, 2017, are urged to throw it away, according to a statement posted Saturday on the company website—and if you’ve got some Sabra in your fridge, you should definitely check this list to see if your product falls in line with the recall.
Although listeria symptoms manifest differently for different people, according to the CDC, they usually include “fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms,” and it usually affects the elderly, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems.
According to Sabra CEO Shali Shalit Shoval, the voluntary recall falls in line with new FDA criteria that includes the “presence of contaminants in the general environment” as grounds for recall—rather than just confirmation of it in the finished product itself. “Working closely with the above mentioned experts, we are striving to exceed that and lead the industry in food safety,” he added.
If you have one of the potentially contaminated products, you can go to sabrahummusrecall.com for a reimbursement. And if you have any questions or concerns, you can call Sabra at (866) 265-6761.
Other Sabra products, like its organic hummus, salsa, guacamole, and greek yogurt dips are safe to eat. But if your hummus craving just won’t quit, we have a yummy carrot hummus recipe for you to help calm your mushy chickpea cravings until this is all resolved.