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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 25, 2007.
nSpired Natural Foods of San Leandro, California is voluntarily recalling all MaraNatha Sesame Tahini in 16-oz sizes with a Use By Date of 04/11/08 and earlier, and 15-lb and 32-lb sizes with an expiration date of 01/05/08 (lot 07130) and earlier, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. MaraNatha Sesame Tahini was distributed nationally through distributors, retail stores, and mail order. MaraNatha Sesame Tahini comes in a 16-oz glass jar, and 15-lb and 32-lb pails. Products affected are Organic Raw Sesame Tahini, Organic Roasted Sesame Tahini, Natural Raw Sesame Tahini and Natural Roasted Sesame Tahini. No other products produced by the company, which include Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter and Macadamia Nut Butter, are affected by this action. Consumers who have purchased MaraNatha Sesame Tahini are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-883-8312.

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 22, 2007.

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling 365 Organic Everyday Value Sesame Tahini 16-oz, with a Best By Date of 10/02/07 or earlier because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 365 Organic Everyday Value Sesame Tahini was distributed nationally through Whole Foods Market retail stores. The product comes in a 16-oz glass jar with the UPC number 0009948240599. The Best By Date is located on the top of the lid of the jar, any Best By Date of 10/02/07 or earlier is being recalled. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased 365 Organic Everyday Value Sesame Tahini can return it to Whole Foods Market for a full refund. Questions may be directed to the Company by calling (512) 477-5566 x20656 or via email at privatelabel.customerservice@wholefoods.com.

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 10, 2007.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume MaraNatha brand Organic Raw Sesame Tahini described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, MaraNatha brand Organic Raw Sesame Tahini, No Salt, a product of USA, is sold in 340 g jars bearing UPC 0 51651 09327 9 and Use By date 07/27/07 (July 27, 2007). This product has been distributed nationally.

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