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Tahini sesame paste recalled due to salmonella concerns

International Golden Foods (IGF) has issued a recall of their 1 lb containers of tahini sesame paste due to salmonella concerns. Tahini is a Middle Eastern condiment made from toasted hulled ground sesame that’s often used as a dip or ingredient in hummus and a few other mediterranean dishes.


Recalled Product:

Al kanater Tahini Sesame Paste

1 pound (454 grams) (16 oz)

Product Code #AT1LB

Lot # TT4N-201127

UPC # 6-92551-00002-0


Salmonella as we’ve written before, salmonella usually doesn’t pose a serious risk. While unpleasant, young and healthy individuals are often able to weather the symptoms. For children, the ederly, or those with weakened immune systems though salmonella is much more of a concern. For those individuals, arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis are all potential concerns.

The potential salmonella contamination was discovered during a “random sampling” by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. At this time IGF hasn’t received a final report that salmonella contamination is a concern, but they’ve made the decision to recall the product anyway out of an abundance of caution. If you purchased the recalled product you should discard it or return it to your retailer for a refund.

For the full FDA report on this recall, click here: