Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 52° Cloudy
News >  Business

Sabra recalls hummus amid listeria contamination fears

Sabra Dipping Co. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, announced it is voluntarily recalling Sabra hummus sold in the U.S. and Canada with a a Best Before date of Jan. 23, 2017, or earlier due to a possible Listeria contamination. (Patrick Kane / AP)
Sabra Dipping Co. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, announced it is voluntarily recalling Sabra hummus sold in the U.S. and Canada with a a Best Before date of Jan. 23, 2017, or earlier due to a possible Listeria contamination. (Patrick Kane / AP)
Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Some varieties of Sabra hummus are being recalled amid concerns over possible listeria contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration says the voluntary recall announced by Sabra Dipping Co. includes hummus products with a “best before” date of Jan. 23, 2017, or earlier. The products were sent to retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

The FDA says listeria was identified at the manufacturing facility, but not in the finished product.

Sabra says no illnesses have been reported.

Sabra’s organic hummus, salsa, guacamole and Greek yogurt dips are not included in the recall.

Listeria concerns also prompted Sabra to recall about 30,000 cases of hummus last year. The bacteria can be deadly for young children, frail people and the elderly.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.