An Israeli company recalled tahini under 5 brand-names after testing positive for a strain of Salmonella that sickened at least 5 people in the U.S. who ate hummus.
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Tahini Salmonella Recall
November 27, 2018 — Achdut LTD. of Ariel, Israel, has recalled all tahini produced between April 7 and May 21, 2018 due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
What Tahini Products Were Recalled?
The recalled tahini brand-names include:
The tahini product names are: Tahini, Whole Tahini, Organic Tahini and Seasoned Tahini.
They come in container sizes: 15oz, 16oz, 17.6oz, 635 oz (428g, 454g, 500g, 18Kg), with Lot Numbers 18-097 to 18-141 or with expiration dates between April 7, 2020 through May 21, 2020.
Some brands of tahini manufactured by Achdut Ltd. may lack specific dates or may have labels that are written in Hebrew.
How Many People Got Sick After Eating Hummus?
As of November 27, the CDC investigation identified 5 ill people in the U.S. from Hawaii, Michigan, and New York who were infected with a strain of Salmonella Concord that was also found in a sample of tahini that was tested at the point of import to the U.S.
Hummus Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
Out of the 5 sick people who were interviewed, all 5 reported eating hummus made with tahini — either in a restaurant in the U.S., or after eating tahini or hummus during international travel. The FDA warns:
“People should not eat recalled Achva, Achdut, Soom, S&F, Pepperwood, and Baron’s brand tahini products. If they have any of the recalled Achdut Ltd. tahini products, they should throw them in the garbage or return them to the place of purchase for credit or a refund.”
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause food poisoning. The symptoms of infection usually last from 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. The symptoms usually include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection.
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