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Sabra Hummus Recall 2016: Dip Possibly Contaminated; What is Listeria?

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Sabra Hummus Recall 2016
Sabra Hummus Recall 2016

Sabra Hummus is getting a huge recall after the threat of a serious listeria contamination has been suspected by authorities. Large quantities of Sabra Hummus are already being pulled out in all retail stores in Canada and the United States.

The Incident

It?s important to note that there have not been any recorded cases of Listeria contamination in the hummus itself yet. However, the decision to recall all the Sabra Hummus with a ?Best Before? date till January 24, 2017 had been made after learning of the possible contamination.

The US Food and Drug Administration discovered?that one of the manufacturing facilities of Sabra Hummus ?has been found to have Listeria monocytogenes on site. With the knowledge that a serious bacteria such as this was present in a manufacturing plant, Sabra Dipping Company opted to better be safe than sorry by immediately issuing the massive hummus recall.

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If you?re a regular consumer of Sabra Hummus, you might want to reconsider your choice of hummus. This is not the first incident of possible bacterial infection from their product. Back in 2015, the company had to recall 30,000 cases due to traces of bacteria.

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Listeria

Listeria has been considered a serious infection and is commonly contracted when Listeria monocytogenes is consumed. This?infection can be fatal for children, frail people, and elderly people. Infection can also cause stillbirths and miscarriages.

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Symptoms of Listeria infection include: severe headaches, high fever, diarrhea, nausea, stiffness, and abdominal pain. If you exhibit one or more of these symptoms after consuming the possibly contaminated Sabra Hummus then it is strongly advised that you seek immediate medical help.

If you?re currently in possession of the Sabra Hummus that is within the affected ?Best Before? dates, then it is strongly advised that you throw out this Hummus. Otherwise you stand the risk of possibly becoming one of the first recorded cases of Listeria infection.

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