The Sabra Dipping Co. LLC is recalling certain hummus because routine screening by the FDA found Salmonella contamination in a sample of the product.

The 10-ounce “Classic Hummus” tubs were distributed in 16 states, according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

There is concern that consumers may have the implicated hummus in their homes because of its long shelf life. The recalled product has a best-before date of April 26. Consumers should look for the UPC number 300067 on containers to determine if they are subject to the recall. The recalled hummus was produced on Feb. 10.

As of the posting of the recall notice, there had not been any reports of confirmed illnesses associated with consumption of the recalled hummus.

The affected hummus was distributed in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Consumers can contact Sabra consumer relations at 866-265-6761 for additional information. Additionally, consumers who have purchased the specific recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase or visit for product reimbursement.

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled hummus and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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