Ziyad brand tahini potentially contaminated with salmonella

A jar of tahini sesame paste produced by Ziyad Brothers tested positive for salmonella contamination in a random sampling tested by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. As a result, the company is recalling certain lot codes of its tahini out of precaution, because those also may be contaminated with salmonella.

The recalled tahini product was distributed by the company, based in Cicero, Illinois, across the US, to retail stores including Walmart. It was sold in 8-ounce, 16-ounce, 32-ounce, and half gallon jars. These jars can be identified by the label “Tahini Sesame Paste.”

Salmonella contamination can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections.

The following products have been recalled:

Product Code: A0071
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste ½ gal Glass Jar
Lot #: 35417
UPC: 074265003076

Product Code: A0072
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 32 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 00318
UPC: 074265001553

Product Code: A0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #:35317
UPC: 074265001560

Product Code: A0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 35417
UPCS: 074265001560

Product Code: A0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 35517
UPC: 074265001560

Product Code: A0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 35617
UPC: 074265001560

Product Code: A0076
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 8 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 34817
UPC: 074265010975

Product Code: A0076
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 8 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 01218
UPC: 074265010975

Product Code: S0073
Product Description and Size: Ziyad Tahini Sesame Paste 16 oz Glass Jar
Lot #: 34917
UPC: 074265001560

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