Sabra Hummus Recalled Over Salmonella Risk: How to Check If You're Affected

Sabra has issued a voluntary recall of some of its Classic Hummus packages over a possible salmonella risk, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday.

The voluntary recall affects approximately 2,100 cases of its 10-ounce Classic Hummus, after a routine screening from the FDA discovered a potential risk within a single tub of the product. So far, there have been no reported cases of illness or consumer complaints related to the recall, the agency said.

The Classic Hummus tubs were distributed to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The packages of hummus contain a "Best Before Date" of 4/26/21 along with a timestamp of February 10 between 18:00:27 and 23:49:00, and a UPC number of 300067, the FDA said.

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According to the FDA, no other Sabra products have been recalled, and since the product is halfway through its shelf life, it is likely no longer being distributed in grocery stores.

However, the FDA encourages costumers who have the 10-ounce tubs with that time stamp to contact Sabra Consumer Relations at 1-866-265-6761 for additional information.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase or visit www.sabrahummusrecall.com for a refund.

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Sabra has issued a voluntary recall of roughly 2,100 packages of its Classic Hummus due to possible salmonella risk. Here, cases of Sabra Classic Hummus are shown on a shelf in a grocery store on April 9, 2015, in New York City Spencer Platt/Getty Images

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a bacteria that commonly causes food-related illness, which is often referred to as "food poisoning." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salmonella bacteria causes more than 1 million infections a year, and in severe cases, can lead to hospitalization and death.

Food contaminated with salmonella bacteria often looks, tastes and smells normal, according to the CDC. Anyone can become ill with a salmonella infection, and symptoms of infection can occur between six hours to six days, and last between four and seven days, after eating contaminated food.

The most common symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated product, according to the FDA.

Most people are able to recover from an infection without treatment. However, in rare circumstances, infection can produce more severe illness and require hospitalization. Older adults, infants and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness that could lead to hospitalization.

The FDA and CDC encourage anyone concerned about an illness to contact their health care provider for more information.

Newsweek contacted Sabra for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.