Tahini recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Several brands of tahini are being recalled due to potential salmonella contamination.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recalled tahini was distributed internationally in retail stores and through mail orders.

The FDA said the products are Tahini, Whole Tahini, Organic Tahini and Seasoned Tahini with brand names of Achdut, Baron’s, S&F, Pepperwood, Soom and Achva.

They come in container sizes of 15 oz, 16 oz, 17.6 oz and 635 oz (428g, 454g, 500g, 18Kg), with lot numbers 18-097 to 18-141 or with expiration dates April 7 to May 21 2020. The Baron’s brand of tahini carries an expiration date of 5/5/21.

The FDA believes the root of the recall is cross contamination. The company has eliminated the source of the contamination and has taken the preventative steps to prevent further contamination.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled tahini are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Salmonella is one of the most common bacterial food-borne illnesses. Symptoms include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food. The illness lasts anywhere from 4-7 days.

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