The maker of a popular hummus wants you to throw it out – Miami Herald
Don’t double dip that chip in this hummus. Sabra hummus, prominently featured in many Publix supermarkets, is under a recall for listeria concerns.
The massive hummus recall by Sabra Dipping Co. highlights the recent recalls of food products distributed in Florida.
Also getting reeled back in are Wayne Farms precooked grilled chicken breasts on the possibility they’re undercooked. And Weight Watchers joined the two-month recall parade of chocolate chip cookie dough flavor frozen desserts that also touches Peanut Butter Landslide flavor ice cream.
California ice cream manufacturer Dr. Bob’s of Upland, where listeria problems caused several nationwide recalls of ice cream sold in Florida, has shut down its business, according to a report by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
But it’s Sabra’s hummus recall that will fill trash cans around South Florida. As is the case in the vast majority of recalls, it’s voluntary. According to the company’s recall alert, Listeria monocytogenes weren’t found in finished packs of hummus, but were discovered at the manufacturing facility.
If you’ve got Sabra Organic Hummus and Guacamole, Sabra Salsa and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips, you’re safe. Any other products with a “Best Before” date of Jan. 23, 2017, or earlier? Sabra says toss it. The company is offering product replacement coupons.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listeria “primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems.” As each U.S. Food & Drug Administration recall announcement notes, “although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”
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