Sabra Recalls 30,000 Hummus Cases Due to Listeria Contamination

April 11, 2015 8:24 AM

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One of the largest hummus manufacturers of the world, Sabra, has issued a recall for about 30,000 cases of hummus due to the recent contamination with Listeria. Listeria is a dangerous genus of bacteria which has caused a number of deaths in the past. It is the second recall owing to Listeria infestation and that too in a very short span of time. Blue Bell Creameries issued a recall for a large quantity of ice cream earlier this week as some of their goods tested positive for Listeria contamination. Eight people got poisoned with the bacteria after consuming the infected products and three among them died. However, no deaths have been reported so far in case of the hummus company.

The recall has been issued for classic hummus which comes in cases of 10-ounce, 17-ounce, 23 – ounce, 30-ounce and 32-ounce. This includes a total of 5 brands out of the 60 brands of hummus available in the market. The authorities decided to take action when one of the containers turned out positive...

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