Five Star Inc. of Garden City, MI announced a recall on their Sham Garden Excellent tahina product on January 15, 2020, due to the potential risk of the Salmonella contamination. Five Star Inc. became aware of the potential contamination after random sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development discovered a problem. In response to the potential contamination, the company decided to recall their 400 g and 800 g Sham Garden Excellent products as a precaution. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall on January 21, 2020, in their announcement they stated that the final laboratory results have not been received yet.
The potentially contaminated products were distributed to Michigan, Ohio, New York, Florida, North Dakota, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The recall affected 100 cases of Excellent tahina 800 grams and 100 cases of Excellent tahina 400 grams. According to the FDA, no illness has been reported as linked to recalled products to date but because the expiration date is November 2020 consumers should stay vigilant until informed otherwise. The “Best by Date” of the products was listed on the lid of the contraries.
Consumers who purchased Sham Garden Excellent tahini 400g and 800g containers should avoid eating the product and either return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of it in a proper manner. Retailers have been advised by Five Star Inc. to inform their customers of the recall and avoid selling the products with UPC numbers 6214002717420 and 6214002717413.
Salmonella bacteria can cause an infection called Salmonellosis; those more prone to becoming ill are young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. According to a National Salmonella Lawyer, Ron Simon, the infectious dose of Salmonella is very small and can be as small as 15-20 cells. They also multiply at an alarming rate; due to this symptom can develop in as quickly as 8 hours and last up to 7 days. Normally symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
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