Recall of a Batch of Biona Organic Tahini White due to the Presence of the Unauthorised Pesticide Ethylene Oxide in the Sesame Seeds

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Category 2:

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Alert Notification:



Biona Organic Tahini White; jar size: 170g

Batch Code:

E197351; best before date: 31/03/23

Country Of Origin:



The above batch of Biona Organic Tahini White has been recalled due to the presence of the unauthorised pesticide ethylene oxide in the sesame seeds that were used in the product. This pesticide is not authorised for use in foods sold in the EU. Although the consumption of the contaminated product does not pose an immediate risk to health, there may be health issues if there is continued consumption of ethylene oxide over a long period of time. Therefore, exposure to this substance needs to be minimised. Point-of-sale recall notices have been displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.