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

Issue Date 29 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
Product 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) 07130 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