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.
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This particular tahini, which is Lebanese-made, is being withdrawn from sale by London-based importer Damasgate.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.
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