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Sabra recalls hummus amid listeria contamination fears

WASHINGTON – Some varieties of Sabra hummus sold in the United States and Canada are being recalled amid concerns over possible listeria contamination.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says says listeria was identified at the manufacturing facility, but not in the finished product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on the weekend that there have been no reported illnesses in Canada linked to the hummus.

Sabra also says no illnesses have been reported.

Listeria can be deadly for young children, frail people and the elderly.

The voluntary recall by Sabra Dipping Company includes hummus products with a “Best Before” date of Jan. 23, 2017, or earlier. Sabra’s organic hummus, salsa, guacamole and Greek yogurt dips are not included in the recall.

Listeria concerns also prompted Sabra to recall about 30,000 cases of hummus last year.