In today’s “Oh, gross!” news, according to the FDA, Sabra is recalling 30,000 cases of its classic hummus over concerns about listeria contamination.
In case you didn’t know, listeria is caused by Listeria monocytogenes: a microorganism that can cause serious, life-threatening infections in young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. The FDA states that healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Also, listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
So if you happen to have any hummus laying around, make sure you check it and discard immediately. No cases of listeria have yet been confirmed in anyone who has consumed Sabra hummus, so hopefully we’re all in the clear.
And if you’re keeping kosher for Passover and don’t eat kitniyot, you’re extra safe (wink wink).