Recalls of Ice Cream, Hummus Spur Listeria Warnings

April 10, 2015 8:00 PM

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FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. health officials deal with nationwide recalls of Blue Bell ice cream and Sabra Dipping Co. hummus, consumers are getting up to speed on a little known but potentially fatal bacteria, listeria.

Listeria-tainted ice cream is linked to a total of five illnesses and three deaths in Texas and Kansas, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Also this week, Sabra recalled 30,000 cases of classic hummus, because of listeria-contamination concerns.

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