Sabra Warning About Potential Of Listeria In Hummus

Sabra Dipping Company  warns of hummus products potentially contaminated with listeria.    Click here for the list of items and recall information.

We found some good information on the Medical News Today site about listeria and an article on listeria treatment, prevention and research:

Fast facts on listeriosis:  Here are some key points about listeriosis. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.

  • Listeriosis is an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes
  • An estimated 260 Americans die of listeriosis yearly
  • Roughly 20-30% of listeriosis infections are fatal
  • Initial listeriosis symptoms are similar to those caused by flu
  • Only immunosuppressed individuals and pregnant women are at risk of a serious case of listeriosis
  • Listeriosis can lead to septicemia or meningitis
  • Pregnant women are 20 times more likely to be infected with Listeria than the general population
  • Listeria monocytogenes can survive in a wide range of environmental conditions
  • Listeriosis is very difficult to treat.

Here are additional  links for more information: