Sabra Dipping Company Issues Limited Recall on Classic Hummus Due to Salmonella Contamination
The Sabra Dipping Company, LLC and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary recall of 2,100 cases of its single serving 10 oz Classic Hummus, on March 29, 2021, due to a detection of Salmonella in a single case of Hummus during a routine safety test. The products included in the recall are limited to 1 SKU of the 10 oz Classic Hummus produced on February 10, 2021 with the UPC number 300067 and the “Best Before” date of April 26, 2021. No other Sabra Dipping products are known to have been affected by this contamination.
The recalled products have been distributed to 16 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. As the product approaches the end of its shelf life, it is unlikely that it is still available for purchase. There have been no reported cases of illness due to the consumption of Sabra’s Classic Hummus to date. A picture of the single serving Sabra Dipping Classic Hummus container and label can be viewed here.
Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause a mild to severe gastrointestinal illness known to as Salmonellosis. Salmonella can often be found on surfaces, in the environment, and even in human and animal intestines. Salmonella is shed through human and animal feces and then spreads through contaminated food or drink. The most common causes of Salmonella related food poisoning occur due to raw and undercooked meat, raw fruits and vegetables, raw egg and milk products, as well as through processed foods, such as in the case of the recalled Sabra’s Classic Hummus.
The best way to prevent the spread of Salmonella is by using proper hygiene and ensuring that food is cooked to the right internal temperature. Symptoms of Salmonellosis typically manifest themselves within 6 hours to 6 days after infection. Most people recover within 4 to 7 days, however, those with compromised immune systems or the elderly can experience severe onset of symptoms which require hospitalization and in extreme cases, can lead to death. For further information regarding the Sabra Dipping Classic Hummus recall, visit the FDA’s website.