A popular tahini brand has been recalled from supermarket giant Woolworths and smaller food retailers due to salmonella concerns.
Ceres Organics Organic Hulled and Unhulled Tahini 300g has been recalled over fears the condiment could contain the bacteria.
The condiment has been sold across several supermarkets around the country and includes Woolworths stores in NSW.
IGA stores in NSW and Victoria, independent food retailers in NSW, Victoria, ACT, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia are also affected.
The condiment has been available for purchase at Woolworths stores in NSW, IGA in NSW and Victoria, independent food retailers and online nationally (stock image)
Ceres Organics organic hulled and unhulled tahini 300g has been recalled due to salmonella concerns
The expiry dates for the affected hulled tahini batch include May 25, 2023, August 22, 2023 and August 1, 2024.
For the unhulled tahini batch, the best before dates are May 25, 2023 and August 22, 2023.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand said in a statement: ‘The recall is due to potential microbial (Salmonella) contamination.’
‘Consumers should not eat this product. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund,’ the agency warned.
Salmonella is among the most common foodborne illnesses. The bacterial infection is often transmitted via poultry.
Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning can include nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, stomach cramps, aches and chills and fatigue.
Most people develop the above symptoms within six to 72 hours after exposure and recover within a few days to a week.
Life-threatening complications also may develop if the infection spreads beyond the intestines.
Shoppers who bought the condiment can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information, consumers can contact Ceres Organics Australia on 1800 625 161.