A popular tahini brand, Ceres Organics Organic Hulled and Unhulled Tahini 300g, has been recalled from several supermarkets across Australia due to concerns of potential salmonella contamination.
The affected stores include Woolworths, IGA, and independent food retailers in New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia.
The recall affects both the hulled and unhulled tahini batches with expiry dates of May 25, 2023, August 22, 2023, and August 1, 2024, for the hulled batch and May 25, 2023, and August 22, 2023, for the unhulled batch.
According to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, consumers should not eat the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Salmonella is a common foodborne illness transmitted through contaminated food, particularly poultry.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, stomach cramps, aches, chills, and fatigue.
Most people experience symptoms within six to 72 hours after exposure and recover within a few days to a week.
However, life-threatening complications can occur if the infection spreads beyond the intestines.
In conclusion, shoppers who purchased the recalled tahini brand should return it immediately and seek medical advice if they experience any symptoms of salmonella poisoning.
It is essential to prioritize food safety to avoid potential health risks.