Achdut LTD. of Ariel, Israel, is recalling its Tahini products of all packages and sizes produced on the following dates: April 7th to May 21st 2018, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell the recalled tahini products as they are linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Concord infections.
Five infections with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported from three states: Hawaii, Michigan, and New York. No one has been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.
The recalled tahini products were sold under several brand names, including Achva, Achdut, Soom, S&F, Pepperwood, and Baron’s. The tahini products are Tahini, Whole Tahini, Organic Tahini and Seasoned Tahini. Container sizes: 15oz, 16oz, 17.6oz, 635 oz (428g, 454g, 500g, 18Kg), with lot numbers 18-097 to 18-141 or with expiration dates April 7th to May 21st 2020.
Achdut is collaborating with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a US import sample of Achdut Tahini linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is currently being investigated by FDA and public health officials.
The probable root cause for this recall is cross contamination. The company has eliminated the source of contamination and preventive steps were taken.
Salmonella is 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 (which may be bloody), 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.
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