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FOOD HAZARD WARNING ON TAHINI CONTAMINATED WITH SALMONELLA

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The Food Standards Agency is warning the public not to eat a brand of tahini, after tests found that the product mi...
The Food Standards Agency is warning the public not to eat a brand of tahini, after tests found that the product might be contaminated with salmonella.

Tahini, which is a savoury paste made from ground sesame seeds, is a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean speciality. The affected brand of product, sold in plastic containers with a screw top lid, is called Super Tahineh.

All products with best before dates from January 2005 up to, and including, July 2005 could be affected. Tahini products with other dates are not affected.

Anyone who has any of this Tahini at home should not eat it because it may be contaminated with salmonella. It should be thrown away.

Most tahini, which is normally sold in delicatessens and specialist food stores, is eaten by people from Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek and Turkish communities.

This particular tahini, which is Lebanese-made, is being withdrawn from sale by London-based importer Damasgate. The Food Standards Agency has asked local authorities to contact shops that might stock the product, to ensure that it is removed from sale.

Food Standards Agency issues warning about tahini contaminated with salmonella

Read the press release

Salmonella contamination of Lebanese tahini products

Read the Food Hazard Warning

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