PROVIDENCE, RI — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) warns that Rushdi Food Industries has issued a Mighty Sesame 10.9 oz. Organic Tahini Salmonella recall for the squeezable product with an expiration date of 9/25/23.
Most of the recalled product was distributed to stores in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut during the weeks of February 23 through March 5. Some of the recalled product was distributed to stores nationwide. The Israeli based manufacturer has issued the recall voluntarily, according to the FDA. This is the second organic tahini salmonella recall in as many years from the company.
The recalled product has an expiration date of 9/25/23 and a UPC of 858313006208. Only products with this expiration date and UPC are impacted by this recall. No other products are being recalled.
According to the FDA, the 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 company has received no reports of illness or injury to date. The FDA immediately informed all Stores who had purchased this product within this lot code about this recall and instructed them to remove any product which might be on their shelves.
Only packages bearing the following Lot Code/Best by date are being recalled at this time. All products other than the ones with the affected Best by Date mentioned in the table are ok to consume.
|858313006208||Mighty Sesame 10.9 Oz Organic Tahini (Squeezable)||9/25/23|
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 February 23rd, 2023 through March 5th, 2023. Based off of sales velocity, there is an extremely low chance that any of the affected product would still be available for retail. All products other than the ones with the affected Best by Date mentioned in the table are ok to consume.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
RIDOH urges people to check any products they may have bought recently. Anyone who has purchased this product should not eat it. Consumers should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.
There have been no reports of illness related to these products.
Anyone who has eaten these recalled products and has any of the symptoms described above should call their healthcare provider.
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