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Div. of Public Health warns Delaware residents of hummus recall

A sample of hummus made by the Sabra Dipping Company tested positive for a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes  which has resulted in a nationwide recall.

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is unsure if any of the contaminated hummus came to the First State.

Emily Knearl is a spokesperson for the DPH.


"We are in the process of looking if any of that hummus came to Delaware. But in the interim, out of an excess of caution, we are urging people to dispose or return to the grocery store the Sabra hummus," she said.

The DPH says they are working to identify restaurants and grocery stores in Delaware that may have received the affected product, and urging consumers and workers to throw out the product or return it to the place of purchase.

"Listeria, especially in the young, can cause significant problems. Including nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. It’s really taken very, very seriously," said Knearl.

For people with weakened immune systems, like infants and the elderly, this bacteria can cause infections of the central nervous system, like meningitis. For healthy adults, the bacteria can lead to gastroenteritis.

At this time the recall is limited to hummus; no other Sabra Dipping Company products have been identified as contaminated.

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