September 14, 2009

Some Artisana-brand tahini is recalled

Premier Organics of Berkeley, Calif., said it is recalling 840 cases of Artisana-brand raw tahini due to possible salmonella contamination.

Tahini is a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds. Being recalled is Artisana Lot No. 90811 in 16-ounce glass jars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the product might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria that can cause serious infections.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide and also sold online.

Consumers can return the recalled tahini for a refund or contact the company at 866-237-8688 for more information.