Sabra Classic Hummus recalled over Salmonella concerns
Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,100 cases of their Classic Hummus because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella, which was discovered during an FDA routine screen of a single tub, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent March 30.
Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella’s most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella’s symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, Chief, Public Health Division, DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following product is affected by this recall:
- Sabra Classic Hummus, 10 ounces: UPC 40822 01114 with a “best before” date of April 26
No other Sabra products are affected by this recall and there have been no reports of illness.
Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Questions about this recall can be directed to Sabra Consumer Relations at (866) 265-6761, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.