Salmonella prompts recall of hummus and tahini in Israel

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The risk of Salmonella has prompted the Shamir Salads company in Israel to recall hummus and eggplant tahini products. Salmonella was detected during routine sampling on the production line.

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The Health Ministry said in a statement that “last night Ministry inspectors visited the ‘Tehinat Hanasich’ factory following a report of possible Salmonella in the factory. Preliminary results of the inspection locate the problem in one production line. Some 200 tons of raw tehina are being kept in the factory and are slated for destruction. The factory has notified its costumers about the infected stock. Our investigation is ongoing.”

All hummus products with expiration dates ranging from September 1, 2016 to September 18, 2016.

All tahini products with expiration dates ranging from September 16, 2016 to October 3, 2016.

All eggplant tahini products with expiration dates ranging from September 1, 2016 to September 18, 2016.

The company noted that all of their non hummus or tahini products are safe for use, as are hummus and tahini products that don’t fall within those date ranges.

The Shamir company released the following message concerning the recall: “The Shamir Salads company apologizes for the mistake that occurred through no fault of ours, and is working to remove all potentially infected products from supermarket shelves and other distribution avenues.”

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