Sabra Dipping Company drew back thousands of products with a refund due to listeria contamination worries. Listeria is a serious infection that attacks people with low immunity, such as children, the sick, and the elderly. This latest action comes a week after the warning issued by US health officials
Announcing the voluntary recall of the products on Wednesday, the company said the recall affects the 10-ounce, 30-ounce and 32-ounce packages, 17-ounce Six-Pack packages and 23.5-ounce Dual Packs.
Although no one has reported getting sick after consuming the products and the company has not received any complaints to this effect, a statement urges “Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund,” the company adds. “Consumers with any questions may call toll free 1-888-957-2272, Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.”
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, and it can cause “serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” while healthy people may get headaches, fever, stiffness, diarrhea and other ailments.
This is coming a week or so after US health officials warned people to quit consuming products from Blue Bell Creameries’ Oklahoma ice cream plant – now temporarily closed – after a possible outbreak of listeria contamination which contributed to the deaths of some people and sickened several people in Kansas and Texas.