Recall: Achdut Tahini
On 2018-11-27, the FDA announced that Achdut is conducting a recall on Tahini due to possible contamination with salmonella. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Achdut during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Because the region was not specified, it is assumed that this product was available nationwide.
Product Description: Tahini
Brand Name(s): Achdut
Reason for Recall: Salmonella Contamination
Official Recall Date: 2018-11-27
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
Achdut LTD. of Ariel, Israel, is recalling its Tahini products of all packages and sizes produced on the following dates: April 7th to May 21st 2018, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons 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. Read More.
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