Israel – Israel joins Canada, U.S. in Salmonella outbreak traced to tahini products

Food Safety News

The Israeli Ministry of Health has reported almost 40 cases of Salmonella infection linked to tahini products that have also sickened five people in the United States.

The Ministry of Health found a possible connection between the Salmonella accumulation and tahini by Achdut with expiry dates April 7, 2019, through May 21, 2019.

The agency again highlighted an earlier recall and advice which told people not to consume tahini with those expiry dates of all weights and package variants that had been marketed to retail, institutional markets and restaurants.

The Ministry of Health said it was continuing an investigation into the 38 infections in Israel and was in communication with authorities overseas in which cases related to these products were also being investigated.

On Nov. 22, Achdut informed customers that Salmonella was found in a lab test conducted for raw tahini in North America.

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