Have you purchased any Sabra hummus lately? The company just issued a recall on 30 thousand cases of their Classic Hummus. After a regularly scheduled inspection at a Kroger in Port Huron, MI on March 30th the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development found the possible contamination of listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes are known to cause short term symptoms such as headache, fever, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea for healthy adults. The effects, however, for young children, those with weakened immune systems, and the elderly may be more serious or even fatal. Pregnant woman can potentially experience miscarriage or still birth.
Samples of the Sabra product were tested and the results came back within days. Michigan officials thereafter notified inspectors in Virginia, where the company is based, as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is now working with Sabra in the ensuing product recall. Only the Sabra Classic Hummus has been affected and is limited to five stock unit (SKU) numbers. For the list of effected SKUs visit the FDA's website press release. There are no reported cases of illness or injury currently but consumers are advised to discard packages or return products with affected SKU's to the store for a refund.
Jay Ciulla is a personal injury and wrongful death lawyer.