Georgia Department of Agriculture

Nationwide recall of certain Sabra brand Classic Hummus products due to potential health risk from Listeria


Georgia Department of Agriculture
Gary W. Black, Commissioner
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

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Press Release
Friday, April 10, 2015

Nationwide recall of certain Sabra brand Classic Hummus products due to potential health risk from Listeria

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Sabra Classic Hummus products, sold in Georgia, for potential health risk consumers. Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) inspectors will be checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale. Here is the recall notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Today Sabra Dipping Co., LLC, announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide. To date, no other Sabra products are 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. To date, 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 the code and use by dates on the top of each package.

UPC / SKU                             Item                                         Use By           

040822014687 / 300074

Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz

3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11

040822342049 / 301216

Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32oz

3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11

040822017497 / 301290

Sabra Classic Hummus 17oz Six Pack

3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11

040822342209 / 301283

Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5oz

3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11

The potential for contamination was discovered March 30 when a random routine sample collected at a retail location by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged not to eat the products, and dispose of, or return, the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call 1-888-957-2272 toll free Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
This is one of several recalls impacting Georgia this week. To view a comprehensive list, please visit If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information. Also follow the GDA on Twitter @GDAFoodSafety for recall alerts and food safety tips.


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