Listeria and Hummus
Once again we are sounding the alarms that more food-related listeria dangers are lurking out there. A very popular brand of hummus, Sabra, has had a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall of about thirty thousand cases due to the high possibility it contained listeria monocytogenes, organisms that can result in severe and even fatal infections. This is especially the case for young children, individuals with weakened immunity, diabetics, and elderly or otherwise frail people. Healthier individuals may also fall prey to listeria infection, resulting in symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness, bad headache, and significant fever. This can cause more severe or even fatal problems in the more at risk populations and the infection can cause miscarriages or stillbirths in pregnant patients. Listeria infection can also cause meningitis, so it is nothing to mess around with.