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Popular Tahini Brand Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination


Walmart and other retailers across the nation are pulling it from shelves after testing positive for the potentially deadly bacteria.

If you buy tahini at Walmart, you should take a few minutes to check your bottle—the manufacturer behind the popular Ziyad Brothers tahini has issued a national recall after a bottle of the ground sesame paste tested positive for salmonella.

The tahini in question, which was produced in Illinois before being shipped out to numerous big-box retailers nationwide, is being recalled after a random sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, according to Food Safety News.

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While Walmart is the largest retailer affected by the recall, Ziyad Brothers is sold in many large supermarket chains, including the Southeast's Publix, Northeastern chain Hannaford Bros., Harris Teeters located across the Atlantic seaboard, and in 350 plus of Texas' H-E-B grocery stores.

The affected product was sold and packaged under the Ziyad name in 8, 16, and 32-ounce gallon jars, labeled "Tahini Sesame Paste." You can check the full list of affected products by their best-by dates and UPC codes on the manufacturer's official recall listing. While no illnesses have been reported as of yet in connection to this recall, Ziyad is asking customers to throw out or return their tahini paste for a full refund if they're part of the batch affected by the salmonella contamination.

After the serious E. coli outbreak this month, home cooks are becoming increasingly cautious with foods that are known to cause serious illnesses. Salmonella, in particular, can lead to diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps within 12 to 72 hours after coming in contact with the contaminated food—but, in addition to remaining aware of open recalls, here are a few ways to prevent (or treat) foodborne illnesses.


Achdut Recalls Multiple Brands of Tahini Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Achdut is recalling multiple brands of Tahini because it is linked to a Salmonella Concord outbreak that has sickened at least five people. This product is imported from Israel.

The recalled products are Tahini, Whole Tahini, Organic Tahini, and Seasoned Tahini sold under the brand names Achdut, Baron’s, S&F, Pepperwood, Soom and Achva. The product is packaged in these container sizes: 15 ounce, 16 ounce, 17.6 ounce, 635 ounce, and has lot numbers 18-097 to 18-141. The expiration dates on these recalled products range from April 7 to May 21, 2020. The product was distributed internationally in retail stores and through mail order.

The recall notice states that the probable root cause for this recall is cross-contamination. Achdut is collaborating with health officials in the United States in relation to the outbreak.

If you bought any of these products, with any of these brand names, and in any of these sizes, do not eat it. Discard it in a sealed or double bagged container, or return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund.

A sample of Baron tahini yielded the outbreak strain of Salmonella Concord, according to the FDA. That same strain has been isolated in patient samples.

If you have eaten this tahini, and have been ill, see your doctor. A Salmonella infection can cause long-lasting health problems, including reactive arthritis, endocarditis, inflammatory bowel disease, and high blood pressure.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, a fever, painful stomach and abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea that may be bloody or watery. Most people get sick within a few days of ingesting this pathogen. And most people get better, after about a week, without medical treatment.

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I’m curious if there is a secondary recall that will result? Tehina is an ingredient in most hummus recipes? Are there any hummus manufactures that use tehina made by Achdut as part of their product.


If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.


Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Al-Rabih Tahini (100% Sesame) - Sesame Paste 454 g 7 70338 10053 5 Lot #157 29420
Best before 22/OC/19

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.


Food Recall Warning - Al-Rabih brand Tahini recalled due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ON , June 14, 2021 /CNW/ - Phoenicia Group Inc. is recalling Al-Rabih brand Tahini from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.


OTTAWA -- A possible Salmonella contamination has prompted Phoenicia Group Inc. to recall Al-Rabih brand Tahini from the marketplace.

The affected product was sold in 454g containers with the UPC 7 70338 10053 5, and a best before date of Oct. 19, 2022.

The company says the tahini has been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no reports of illness associated with the product.

Salmonella poisoning can result in a wide range of symptoms, from short-term fever, headache and nausea to more serious issues including severe arthritis and, in rare cases, even death.


Recall of Tahini. Possible Salmonella contamination.

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

KAREEM MART of Garden City, MI, is recalling its 1lb, 2lb, 10kg of “Tahina” food treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, producing more severe illnesses infections.

The recalled “Tahina” were distributed in Mediterranean food stores in Michigan and Chicago, IL. Between April 2020 to October 2020.

Please do not consume the product and immediately dispose of the product or return to 32816 Manor Park Garden City MI 48135. Or to the place of purchase. And send us a note to the email: [email protected] with the return receipt and product purchase date for a full refund.

The product comes in 1lb, 2lb in plastic jars and the 10kg in metal can. There is only one lot distributed. With expiration date 07-01-2022.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing from samples in the stores by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.


Food Recall Warning - Al-Rabih brand Tahini recalled due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ON , June 14, 2021 /CNW/ - Phoenicia Group Inc. is recalling Al-Rabih brand Tahini from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.


Company Announcement

Emesa Foods, Taylor, MI is voluntarily recalling 23 cases and each case 6 containers of 800 gram of “Premium Sesame Tahini” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

The product was distributed in states of Michigan and Texas and is sold in 800 grams (28.2 Oz). Expiration dates (2/25/2021) are printed on the side of the container.

Product code, product description, UPC and expiration dates information:

No illnesses have been reported to-date in connection with the Emesa Foods Tahini.

This potential problem was revealed as a result of a random sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Although we have not received the final laboratory reports, Emesa Foods is taking the precaution of recalling product with the product code listed above.

Consumers who have purchased Emesa Foods Tahini with these codes should discontinue use and return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. Retailers that may have further distributed the recalled codes should share this notice with their customers. Retailers or consumers with questions may contact Recall Coordinator Mr. Filio at 248-660-0406 Monday to Friday from 8AM – 5PM.


Tahini recalled in Ontario and Quebec for possible salmonella risk

OTTAWA — A possible Salmonella contamination has prompted Phoenicia Group Inc. to recall Al-Rabih brand Tahini from the marketplace.

The affected product was sold in 454g containers with the UPC 7 70338 10053 5, and a best before date of Oct. 19, 2022.

The company says the tahini has been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no reports of illness associated with the product.

Salmonella poisoning can result in a wide range of symptoms, from short-term fever, headache and nausea to more serious issues including severe arthritis and, in rare cases, even death.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 15, 2021.


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