Israeli consumers are being warned by the Health Ministry to watch out as they shop for their weekly fix of chickpea heaven in a tub, better known as that Middle Eastern mechiah, hummus.
A total of 2,300 one-kilogram tubs of the Shufersal house brand of hummus have been found to be contaminated with listeria bacteria, the Health Ministry says.
Most have already been pulled from the store shelves, but at least 360 tubs of the chickpea dip had been purchased by the time the recall was implemented.
There have been a number of cases in which tehina sesame paste was recalled due to contamination by various forms of bacteria.
At one point, even a popular brand of cornflakes became contaminated with bacteria this summer, but the outbreak was quickly contained.