NEW JERSEY – Approximately 2,100 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, the Sabra Dipping Company, LLC announed this week. The contamination was discovered after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did a routine screening of a single tub of hummus.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, says the FDA. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated product. Most people recover without treatment, however, in rare circumstances, infection can produce more severe illness and require hospitalization. Older adults, infants and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness, according to the FDA.
The recall is limited to the 10oz Classic Hummus produced on February 10, 2021 with the Best Before date of April 26.
The product was distributed to New Jersey, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
No illness or consumer complaints have been reported to date, according to the FDA. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for reimbursement.
Consumers can contact Sabra Consumer Relations at 1-866-265-6761 for additional information Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Standard Time.
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