Health Canada Recalls Sabra Hummus Products due to Listeria

Health Canada and Sabra Canada announced their recall of some Sabra hummus variants across Canada due to listeria problems last November 19, 2016.

 

Sabra Canada claims that there are no official reports of illnesses from hummus but they are recalling several of their products tagged as “best before date of January 23, 2017,” or earlier as precautionary measures.

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Vancouver Coastal Health or VCH has reported last Monday morning that there was person died after getting Listeria from a Richmond store visit this web-site. Since then, a public warning was issued regarding  potential risks of food poisoning associated with Foody World. Vancouver Coastal Health warned customers that they should not take any products or ready-to-eat foods manufactured by that food company. Health authorities said that they were alerted with reports of at least 6 people were hospitalized having symptoms of infection due to Listeria.

Listeriosis is a severe infection generally caused by taking food that are contaminated with bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Symptoms of people with Listeria suffer symptoms such as headache and fever, vomiting, diarrhea,and  muscle pains. Patients with listeria has high risks of weakening of immune system that can result to severe diseases including meningitis or even blood infections. Listeria usually affects older adults, adults with weak immune system, pregnant women, and infants.

Health authorities suggest that customers should get rid of any food that may be contaminated, like ready-to-eat food closed Foody World but it will re-opened when all health and safety standards are accomplished.

Sabra Guacamole, Organic Hummus, Salsa, and Greek Yougurt Dips are among products that are not affected.

Health Canada claims that the recall was done after similar recall was made in USA. Sabra Dipping, Co., Sabra-Canada’s sister company, said that Listeria monocytogenes were discovered at a manufacturing factory but it was not found in their products.

 

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