UPDATE: Tahini products recalled due to Salmonella concerns

Photo released by the Canadia Food Inspection Agency.

The previous food recall warning has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

The Chef’s Warehouse has recalled Soom brand tahini products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Soom Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread 340 g 071318CH 7 91154 34932 8
Soom Sesame Premium Tahini 454 g 18-109, 18-121, and 18-123 7 18088 34741 1
Soom Sesame Premium Tahini 39.6 lb 18-109, 18-121, and 18-123 7 18088 34732 9

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Photo released by the Canadia Food Inspection Agency.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Photo released by the Canadia Food Inspection Agency.

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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