Rushdi Food Industries, an Israeli-based manufacturer, is recalling certain Mighty Sesame 10.9 Oz Organic Tahini (Squeezable) because of potential Salmonella contamination.

This recall was initiated when the company received a notification by the FDA and the West Virginia Department of Health of the potential presence of Salmonella in this specific lot. 

The recalled product was distributed to stores located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as well as Wal-Mart stores nationwide during the first two weeks of May 2022. 

Recalled products:

Only packages bearing the following Lot Code/Best by date are being recalled at this time. 

UPC CodeDescriptionExpiration Date
858313006208Mighty Sesame 10.9 Oz Organic Tahini (Squeezable)3/28/23

As of the posting of this recall, the company has received no reports of illness or injury to date.  

Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use immediately and discard or return the product for credit or refund.

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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