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Sabra Dipping Co. to close Farmingdale plant, cut 22 jobs

Sabra Dipping Co. plans to shut its Farmingdale

Sabra Dipping Co. plans to shut its Farmingdale location on Smith Street, which produces a Greek yogurt dip, a state regulatory notice says. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Hummus maker Sabra Dipping Co. plans to shutter its Farmingdale plant, which manufactures a Greek yogurt dip and employs 22 people.

The plant is scheduled to close June 30, but most of the workers will be laid off effective May 16, according to a WARN notice posted on the state Labor Department’s website. The company confirmed the plans Monday.

“These decisions are never easy, but for the long-term growth of the Greek Yogurt Dip line, working with a co-manufacturer will enable us to meet the scale and innovation in our pipeline,” a spokeswoman for the White Plains-based company said.

The employees will be offered transfers to other Sabra factories, which are located in Virginia, where hummus is made, and in California, where the company makes salsa, she said.

If the workers choose not to transfer, “Sabra will provide severance, career counseling and job-placement support,” the spokeswoman said.

Sabra was founded in 1986 in Queens, the company’s website says. Its dips and spreads also include hummus in more than a dozen flavors, salsa and guacamole.

Under WARN, the state Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, companies with at least 50 full-time employees must file a 90-day notice of a mass layoff or closing.

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