Sabra hummus products recalled over Listeria

Consumers have been warned against eating dips with best before dates up to and including Jan. 23, 2017.
Sabra hummus recall Photo, Patrick Kane/AP.

Sabra Canada Inc. announced on Saturday it is recalling a variety of hummus products sold across Canada and the United States due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects hummus products of varying flavours and sizes with best-before dates up to and including Jan. 23, 2017. The 'best before' date can be found on the lid of each product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no reported illnesses associated with these products. The recall, issued by Sabra (which produces Middle Eastern-style food), is due to concerns over Listeria identified at its manufacturing facility in Virginia — not in the tested finished product.


Listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that rarely affects healthy people, but it can be life-threatening for people with impaired immune systems, unborn babies and newborns. Pregnant women and elderly people are also at a higher risk for infection. The bacteria can survive refrigeration and even freezing, and food contaminated with Listeria may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause sickness. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea, nausea, severe headache and neck stiffness.


Here is a full list of the recalled products:

  • Sabra Hummus Classic 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Classic 482 g
  • Sabra Hummus Classic with Pretzels 129 g
  • Sabra Hummus Classic with Pretzels 8 x 129 g
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Garlic 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Garlic 482 g
  • Sabra Hummus Greek Olive 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Pine Nut 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper 908 g
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper with Pretzels 129 g
  • Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Spinach and Artichoke 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Basil Pesto 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Sun Dried Tomato 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper 482 g
  • Sabra Hummus Caramelized Onion with Smoked Paprika 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Tuscan Herb 482 g
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Red Pepper 6 x 57 g (342 g)
  • Sabra Hummus Classic 6 x 57 g (342 g)
  • Sabra Hummus Rosemary and Sea Salt 283 g
  • Sabra Hummus Spreads Honey Dijon 241 g
  • Sabra Hummus Spreads Garlic Herb 241 g
  • Sabra Hummus Spreads Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper 241 g
  • Sabra Hummus Roasted Garlic with Pretzels 129 g

Not included in the recall are: Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips. Consumers can contact Sabra Consumer Relations at 1-866-265-6761 (from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST) for additional information or visit for product reimbursement.

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