November 30, Tahini Recall

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On November 8, 2021, the International Golden Foods, Inc (IGF) in Bensenville, IL voluntarily recalled a certain lot code of Al Kanater brand tahini due to a potential contamination with Salmonella. The contamination was revealed through random sampling results by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Consumers that have purchased the recalled product should not eat or cook the product and discontinue use and return to store of purchase for a full refund. Retailers that have further distributed the recalled products should share this information with their customers. Consumers or retailed with any questions or concerns can contact IGF at 630-860-5552 or info@goldenfood.com  

To identify possibly contaminated food, look for LOT # TT4N-201127. The lot number is printed on the jar. The jars are labelled “Al Kanater Tahini Sesame Paste 1 lb. (454 gr).”  

Salmonella infections can lead to fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. Most symptoms rise between 6 hours to 6 days after ingesting the contaminated food and most people recover within 4-7 days without any treatment. People with compromised immune systems, including young children and elderly people, may experience severe symptoms that may require medical treatment or hospitalization.  

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the Al Kanater Brand Tahini 

For more information visit the FDA website at: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/international-golden-foods-inc-igf-recalls-tahini-because-possible-health-risk?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.  

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