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Tehina and hummus recalled in Israel for Salmonella contamination

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the country’s Ministry of Health say that tehina and hummus products sold to the army by Shamir Salads were contaminated with Salmonella. After finding “health anomalies” in samples from the salads, IDF returned the products to the company. Two other salad producers, Tsabar (Sabra) and Achla, also reported their products… Continue Reading

Sesame Gains Traction in Push for Food-Labeling Requirements

For the estimated 300,000 to 500,000 people in the United States who are allergic to sesame, the recently introduced Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015 comes as good news. Included in the act’s provisions, which primarily seek to give consumers easy-to-understand labels on food so they can make healthy choices, is Section 8, which would require… Continue Reading

Canadian Recalls: Tahini and Two Types of Cheese

Recent food recalls in Canada include Al Koura and Al Fakher brands of tahina (tahini) sold by Sesameco in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba, and Quebec, respectively; Le Moutier Goat Cheese, sold at Choices Markets in British Columbia and possibly nationally, and Bravo Queijo de Vaca Cheese, distributed in Ontario and Quebec. Sesameco recalled… Continue Reading

Salmonella Linked to Tahini Sickens 8 Across Country

The imported tahini paste that was linked to two Salmonella illnesses in Minnesota children last week has now been connected to a nationwide outbreak affecting at least eight people, health officials report. Cases have occurred in six states, including California (1 case), Minnesota (2), North Dakota (1), New York (1), Texas (2) and Wisconsin (1),… Continue Reading

Two Infants Ill in Salmonella Tahini Outbreak

Two Minnesota children under the age of 1 are reported ill in a Salmonella outbreak linked to nationally recalled Krinos brand tahini sesame paste, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The illnesses have been associated with a small cluster of Salmonella Mbandaka illnesses in other states, MDH spokesman Doug Schultz told Food Safety News. The… Continue Reading

CDC: Salmonella from Tahini Sickened 23 Last Year

Sesame paste can pose Salmonella risk, agency says

Sesame seed paste containing a rare strain of Salmonella sickened 23 people in 7 states and the District of Columbia last year, reveals a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The article, published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report last week, marked the first time the government has told… Continue Reading

Salmonella Concern Spurs Tahini Recall in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Ayyam Zaman brand Extra Fine Tahina it may be contaminated with Salmonella. There have been no reported illnesses. The affected product, Ayyam Zaman brand Extra Fine Tahina, is sold in 400 g. packages bearing UPC 6 217000 429807 and a code starting… Continue Reading

Salmonella Concern Prompts Tahini Recall in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Phoenicia Group are warning the public not to consume the Alkanater brand Tahina described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall by the importer, Phoenicia Group, St-Laurent, Quebec, is of Alkanater brand Tahina, sold in 454 g containers bearing UPC 6 92551 00002 0… Continue Reading