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Sabra recalls hummus amid listeria contamination fears

Sabra recalls hummus amid listeria contamination fears

But it can seriously affect, newborns, the elderly, pregnant women and in general people with a weakened immune system. Healthy people are likely to only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The CFIA says infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, but an infection may also lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

Yesterday (Saturday), Sabra Dipping Company, a US-based company belonging to Strauss, announced a recall of hummus products.

The ready-to-eat grilled chicken items have an August 1 and 29, 2016 production date and include 9-lb foodservice bulk cases with the code 22121.

The FDA says the affected products were manufactured before November 8th at a plant where listeria was found.

If you have any Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Guacamole, Sabra Salsa or Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips then you need not worry. Last year, Sabra wound up recalling almost 30,000 cases of hummus because of listeria concerns.

This is not the first issue of its kind for the hummus-making company, though.

The now-recalled hummus products were distributed and sold in retail outlets such as supermarkets and food service accounts in both the United States and Canada.

Quick: Check the "enjoy by" date on your Sabra hummus!

For product reimbursement, consumers should visit the Sabra hummus recall page.

The Listeria monocytogenes was found at the manufacturing facility but was not identified in any of the products tested.

An extensive list of recalled products is available here. So far, no products have tested positive for Listeria.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace. Monocytogenes are found in soil and water.

Consumers are urged by the FDA to discard the product.