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Recall of a Batch of Al Burj Tahini Halva with Pistachios due to the Presence of Salmonella

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2021.93
Product Identification: Al-Burj Tahini Halva with Pistachios; pack size: 400g  
Batch Code Best before date: 09/07/2022
Country Of Origin: Syrian Arab Republic

Category 1 Food Alert for Action: Recall of a batch of Al-Burj Tahini Halva with Pistachios due to the presence of Salmonella.


The above batch of Al-Burj Tahini Halva with Pistachios is being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours. The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batch was sold.


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

Tahini with pistachios lid
Tahini Halva front of pack
Tahini Halva label