If you're a die-hard hummus eater, listen in — Sabra just recalled a ton of its products because of a possible listeria contamination.
The company found traces of the organism at one of its manufacturing facilities. Customers should toss certain products with a "best before" date between now and Jan. 23, 2017.
The side effects associated with listeria aren't pretty. In adults, listeria can cause fever, aching and confusion. In some cases, it's deadly.
It's particularly dangerous for children and pregnant women. Listeria can cause life-threatening disease in newborns. It can also cause miscarriages.
But Sabra isn't alone in this problem — over the past several years, the food industry has had to recall a lot of products because of listeria.
Contaminated cantaloupes from a Colorado farm in 2011 were linked to the deaths of more than 30 people.
For example, new technology allows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to link listeria cases that span a long period of time.
As for what consumers can do? Just be careful. The CDC recommends thoroughly cleaning and cooking what you eat and storing food safely.