Sabra hummus products recalled for potential listeria risk
Hold on to your pita chips and carrot sticks.
Sabra Dipping Company recalled some varieties of its hummus items, the Food and Drug Administration reported on Saturday.
The potentially-contaminated products in question are being pulled for possible listeria risk. Sabra's hummuses were distributed to grocery stores and food service distributors across the U.S. and Canada.
The FDA is urging consumers to throw away products from this list marked with a "best before" date through Jan. 23, 2017. Sabra products including organic hummus, salsa, guacamole and Greek yogurt dips have not been affected by the recall, which means they're safe to eat.
Listeria is a serious bacteria that often prompts food recalls; it can affect anyone, particularly those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of listeria infection include fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Antibiotics can treat the illness, but it can take up to two months after eating contaminated products for a person to show any symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Customers who do have a compromised product in their kitchens can call Sabra Consumer Relations at 1-866-265-6761 for more information, and can receive a reimbursement through www.sabrahummusrecall.com.