Achdut LTD., Ariel, Israel, is recalling its Tahini products of all packages and sizes produced on April 7 to May 21, 2018 because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled tahini was distributed internationally in retail stores and through mail orders.
The tahini products are Tahini, Whole Tahini, Organic Tahini, and Seasoned Tahini. The affected products come in container sizes: 15 oz., 16 oz., 17.6 oz., and 635 oz. with lot numbers 18-097 to 18-141 or with expiration dates April 7th to May 21st 2020. The brand names of the products are Achdut, Baron’s, S&F, Pepperwood, Soom, and Achva.
Achdut is collaborating with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a U.S. import sample of Achdut Tahini linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is currently being investigated by FDA and public health officials.
The probable root cause for this recall is cross-contamination. Achdut LTD. has eliminated the source of contamination and preventive steps were taken.