Al Kanater brand Tahini is under recall after government testing found contamination with Salmonella.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports that no one has been confirmed sick in association with the product.

There is concern that consumers may have the tahini in their homes because of its long shelf life, which reaches into January 2025. The recall urges anyone with the tahini to not eat it and to dispose it. Consumers can determine whether they have the recalled tahini by looking for the following label information.

Al KanaterTahini330 g6 92551 00053 2Best Before:
2025 JA 31
Lot: 33101

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 eaten any of the 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 a 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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