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Before you dip, check your hummus

Sabra Dipping Company recently issued a nationwide recall on select batches of the Classic Hummus after a random sample collected at a retail location tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. This recall comes on the heels of the death of three people and multiple hospitalizations after they consumed Blue Bell Ice Cream tainted with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include: high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Greene Publishing, Inc. called local stores to see if the contaminated hummus was sold locally. Food Giant Assistant Manager Roger Tomlinson reported that Food Giant infrequently carries Sabra Hummus and did not have any at the time of the recall. Winn-Dixie Store Director Clint Haynes said the Sabra Hummus was checked and they did not have any of the recalled batches. According to Clover Farms Store Manager Denver McLaughlin, they do not sell Sabra Hummus. According to Sabra’s website, no other Sabra products have been recalled and no one has reported any illness after consuming Sabra Classic Hummus. If you recently purchased Sabra Hummus, check your products and see if any of these match, if so please do not consume. Either dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. UPC and SKU numbers can be found on the top of each product. There are five codes recalled: Classic Hummus 10 oz. UPC 040822011143 and SKU 300067; Classic Hummus 30 oz. UPC 040822014687 SKU 300074; Classic Hummus without garnish 32 oz. UPC 040822342049 and SKU301290; Classic Hummus 17. oz (six pack) UPC 040822017497 and SKU 301290; and Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5 oz. UPC 040822342209 and SKU 301283. Sabra urges consumers with questions to call 1-888-957-2272, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT.

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