Throw All Your Hummus Out the Window Before It Kills You

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The FDA announced today that Sabra is voluntarily recalling 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to Listeria concerns. The Daily News reports “Sabra discovered the possible Listeria contamination during a random March 30 sampling at a Michigan store.” Yikes!

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which 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.

So spit that sweet, sweet, Sabra Classic Hummus out of your mouth, throw the tub out the window, and scream until your neighbors start complaining. Once you’ve cooled down, whip up some homemade hummus on your own! It’s even easier than all those “You Won’t Believe How Easy It Is To Make Hummus!” blog posts would have you believe.

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Kate Dries

THIS IS HIGHLY UPSETTING as I have an irrational fear of contracting listeria but I eat mostly Sabra hummus.

What. To. Do.