Stores in Cayman have pulled Sabra hummus from their shelves following a Listeria scare.
Manufacturer Sabra Dipping Co. voluntarily recalled some hummus products made before Nov. 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which were identified at its U.S. manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. It can also cause high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The company said it was issuing the recall “out of an abundance of caution.”
Customers who bought affected Sabra hummus with “Best Before” dates through to Jan. 23, 2017 are advised to discard the products or return them to the stores where they were bought.
Foster’s Food Fair-IGA encouraged customers who bought any affected products from its stores to check both the “Best By” dates and lot codes, and to return affected product for a full refund.
For a full list of products, check the Food and Drug Administration website at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm529967.htm.