Sabra hummus recalled over Listeria concerns

Posted at 11:04 AM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-20 11:44:10-05

Sabra is recalling many of its hummus products because of concerns about possible Listeria contamination.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes was found at a hummus manufacturing facility, but it's not been detected in Sabra's finished products.

The recall affects hummus made before Nov. 8. Anyone with Sabra hummus with a "Best Before" data through Jan. 23, 2017 should throw it away. The "Best Before" data is on the package's lid.

The Food and Drug Administration has a full list of recalled items on its website. Among the products not being recalled: Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips.

Listeria can cause high fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women, and it can be fatal to young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.