Rushdi Food Industries Recalls Organic Tahini Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination - 5/8/23
Company Announcement Date: May 3, 2023
FDA Publish Date: May 3, 2023
Product Type: Food & Beverages, Dressing/Condiment
Reason for Announcement: Potential Foodborne Illness/Salmonella
Company Name: Rushdi Food Industries
Brand Name: Mighty Sesame Co.
Product Description: Organic Tahini
Bayonne, NJ. (May 3, 2023) – Rushdi Food Industries, an Israeli based manufacturer, is voluntarily recalling their Mighty Sesame 10.9 Oz Organic Tahini (Squeezable) with the specific expiration date of Sept. 25, 2023, due t0 potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is 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 severs illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
This recall was initiated when the company received a notification by the FDA and the Ohio Department of Health of the potential presence of Salmonella in this specific lot. The company has received no reports of illness or injury to date. We immediately informed all Stores who had purchased this product within this lot code about this Recall and instructed them to remove any product which might be on their shelves.
All products other than the following ones with the affected Best by Date mentioned in the table are safe to consume.
- Mighty Sesame 10.9 oz. Organic Tahini (Squeezable)
- UPC Code: 858313006208
- Expiration Date: Sept. 25. 2023]
The recalled product was distributed to stores predominately located in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut regions as well as some stores nationwide during the weeks of Feb. 23-March 5, 2023. Based off of sales velocity, there is an extremely low chance that any of the affected product would still be available for retail. All products other than the ones with the affected Best by Date mentioned in the table are ok to consume.
Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use immediately and discard or return the product for credit or refund. If a consumer experiences the symptoms listed above and believes they may have been exposed to Salmonella, they are urged to report to a medical provider.
Consumers who have questions may contact us at Customercare@kayco.com or by phone at 718-369-4600 Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM EST. Read more on the FDA website.
*We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
*We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
*ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
*For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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