Sabra Dipping Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Hummus Products Because of Possible Health Risks
November 21st, 2016 | by: Michelle Corson | Category: Press Releases

1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306-3302

661-321-3000

Matthew Constantine
Director

kernpublichealth.com

November 21, 2016

Contact:
Michelle Corson
Public Relations Officer

corsonm@co.kern.ca.us

Bakersfield, CA – On November 19, 2016 Sabra Dipping Company issued a voluntary recall of certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over potential Listeria contamination. Details about this recall can be found at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm441863.htm

Listeriosis is an infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
A person in a higher-risk category who experiences fever and other symptoms, such as fatigue and aches, within 2 months of eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the physician or health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

“We encourage residents to check their refrigerators for these recalled products and immediately discard them” says Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health Services Department.

A list of affected retailers has not yet been issued. As soon as the information is released, the Department will post the list on our website. Additionally, at that time, Kern County Public Health Services Department’s Environmental Health Division will be performing effectiveness checks on all local retailers identified as having received recalled products to ensure that the products are removed from shelves and no longer being served to the public.

There have been no locally reported illnesses connected to this recall.

For more information call (661) 321-3000 or visit www.kernpublichealth.com or www.fda.gov.

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