Potentially deadly bacteria has been found in Sabra hummus samples in the US, prompting a nationwide recall affecting about 30,000 cases of the popular dip.
The US Food and Drug Administration said that no illnesses have been reported from the listeria contamination and that only a handful of Sabra products are affected.
Sabra’s recall incudes 10-, 30- and 32-ounce packages, as well as 17-ounce six packs of the Classic flavour of hummus, and dual packs of the Classic-Garlic flavour. The recall has affected those products throughout the country, but other products from the company are safe to eat.
“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,” the FDA said.
“Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”
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