Sabra Classic Hummus being recalled due to possible listeria contamination

WASHINGTON -- The Sabra Dipping Co. announced Wednesday it is recalling about 30,000 cases of its "Classic Hummus" due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is limited to Classic Hummus sold nationwide, the Food and Drug Administration said.  To date, no other Sabra product is affected by this recall.

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.

To date, the FDA said, there have been no reports indicating that these products have caused any illness.

The products being recalled are listed below and were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. Consumers can find code and use by dates on the top of each package.

The potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a retail store on March 30 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for Listeria.

The FDA said consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with any questions may call toll free 1-888-957-2272, Monday – Friday 9:00AM to 4:30PM Central Time.