Recall of a Batch of Natural Foods Sesame Seeds due to the Presence of the Unauthorised Pesticide Ethylene Oxide

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Category 2:

For Information

Alert Notification:



Natural Foods Sesame Seeds, pack size: 150g

Batch Code:

24/03, best before end date: 10/2021

Country Of Origin:



The above batch of Natural Foods Sesame Seeds has been recalled due to the presence of the unauthorised pesticide ethylene oxide. This pesticide is not authorised for use in foods sold in the EU. Although the consumption of the contaminated sesame seeds 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 are being displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.