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

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

The recalled product was distributed to stores predominately located in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut regions as well as some stores nationwide during the weeks of Feb. 23, 2023 through March 5, 2023.

Recalled product:

UPC CodeDescriptionExpiration Date
858313006208Mighty Sesame 10.9 Oz Organic Tahini (Squeezable)9/25/23

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

The company informed all stores that had purchased this product within this lot code about this recall and instructed them to remove any product which might be on their shelves.

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 infection
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 eaten any recalled tahini 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 illnesses 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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