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

Monday, 16 November 2020

Summary
Category 2:

For Information

Alert Notification:

2020.88

Product:

Tuckins Sesame Seeds; pack size: 200g

Batch Code:

GAL49874; best before date: 06/05/21

Country Of Origin:

India

Message:

The above batch of Tuckins Sesame Seeds is being recalled due to 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 will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Tuckins Sesame seed