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Recall Extension of Sesame Tahini in the United States and Canada Due to Possible Contamination with Salmonella (Updated on 29 May 2007)

Issue Date

28 May 2007

Source of Information

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Food Product

Sesame tahini

Name of Product

MaraNatha brand Sesame Tahini

Name of Manufacturer

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc., USA

Product Description

Organic Raw Sesame Tahini, Organic Roasted Sesame Tahini, Natural Raw Sesame Tahini and Natural Roasted Sesame Tahini

Durability Indication /
Lot Code


UPC / lot

Use By Date / Expiration Date

Organic Raw Sesame Tahini (340g jars)

0 51651 09327 9

Up to and including 04/11/08 ( April 11, 2008 )

Organic Roasted Sesame Tahini (340g jars)

0 51651 09328 6

Up to and including 04/11/08 ( April 11, 2008 )

MaraNatha Sesame Tahini (16-oz glass jars)


Up to and including 04/11/08

MaraNatha Sesame Tahini (15-lb and 32-lb pails)


Up to and including 01/05/08


Reason for Recall

Possible contamination with Salmonella .

Action Taken by the
Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has alerted the trade and is closely monitoring the situation.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected products.

Advice to Consumers

Consumers who have purchased the affected products should stop consuming them. They should seek medical advice if symptoms develop.

Further Information

The FDA website
The CFIA website
The CFS press release
The CFS food alert – 11 May 2007
The CFS pamphlet on Salmonella Food Poisoning

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
29 May 2007

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