The Virginia snack maker on Saturday said it identified Listeria at one of its manufacturing facilities, although not in its tested finished products. The hummus was distributed to supermarkets and other retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada.
Sabra hummus, on display.
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Listeria is a food-borne illness that can cause high fevers, diarrhea and nausea in minor cases. However, infections can be fatal in young children and people with weakened immune systems.
"The company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution," Sabra said in a news release.
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Product recalls 2016
Product recalls 2016
The Consumer Safety Commission announced a safety recall on September 15, 2016 for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after users reported that some of the devices caught fire when charging.
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June 28, 2016, Ikea recalls 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them.
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Subaru announced Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, the company was recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.
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Snickers bars are seen in this picture illustration taken February 23, 2016. Mars Inc has recalled chocolate bars and other products in 55 countries, mainly in Europe, after bits of plastic were found in a Snickers bar in Germany, the U.S. chocolate maker said on Tuesday. All of the recalled products, which include Mars, Snickers and Milky Way bars, were manufactured at a Dutch factory in Veghel, according to a Mars spokeswoman. The recall follows a January 8th complaint from a consumer in Germany, who said she found red plastic in a Snickers bar and sent it back to the company.
Ford announced Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, that the company is recalling about 74,000 Focus hatchback cars with manual transmissions in the U.S. and Canada because the hatches can be unlatched too easily while the cars are moving.
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RECALL ALERT: Starbucks announced that it is recalling a stainless steel beverage straw: https://t.co/oK03QAp5Or
Samsung to recall 2.8 million washing machines in the United States https://t.co/0eQ5RckbJ0
Recall Alert: Kidde recalls more than 5 million combination smoke, CO Alarms https://t.co/4swj2uGowt https://t.co/dSZwOjw9CN
Saturday's recall affects hummus spreads made before Nov. 8, 2016. Consumers are urged to toss out any products with a "Best Before" date up through Jan. 23, 2017, which is printed on the lid of each package.
A full list of recalled products is posted on Sabra and U.S. Food and Drug Administration websites. Sabra's salsa, guacamole, Greek yogurt dips and organic hummus are note included in the recall.
Sabra has grappled with possible Listeria contamination in the past. The company recalled about 30,000 cases of hummus in April 2015 after a random sample tested at a retail location tested positive for the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium.