Listeria Risk Prompts Sabra To Recall 30,000 Cases Of Hummus

Staff Writer

Sabra Dipping Co. LLC announced today the voluntary nationwide recall of 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus products because of a risk of food poisoning from possible Listeria contamination that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or people with weakened immune systems.

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Sabra trying to establish legal U.S. hummus standards.


If Sabra Dipping Co. has its way, the use of chickpeas and tahini in making hummus will become U.S. law.

The hummus manufacturer, which is co-owned by PepsiCo and the Israel-based Strauss Group, has filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration to create a standard for which dips are considered hummus.

Not every legume mash can call itself hummus. Wikimedia Commons



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