Multiple products containing tahini recalled over possible Salmonella contamination

Multiple products containing tahini have been recalled.
Multiple products containing tahini have been recalled. Photo credit: Supplied/ Ministry for Primary Industries

A multitude of products that contain taihini have been recalled due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination.

In a statement on Wednesday, New Zealand Food Safety said it supported Life Health Foods NZ Ltd in its recall of Lisa's, Greater! and Prep Kitchen brands products containing tahini due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

"Salmonellosis can be serious, so it is important that people do not eat these products," New Zealand Food Safety deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle said.

"Symptoms appear within 12 to 72 hours and include abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, fever, headache, nausea and vomiting."

Arbuckle said the symptoms usually last between four to seven days but can go up to 10 days if the illness is more severe.

"If you have consumed any of these products and are concerned for your health, contact your health professional or Healthline on 0800 611 116," Arbuckle said.

The Lisa's, Greater! and Prep Kitchen brand products that are sold in supermarkets and retail outlets throughout NZ have been removed from the shelves and have not been exported.

"As is our usual practice, New Zealand Food Safety will be working with Life Health Foods NZ Ltd to understand how the contamination occurred and prevent its recurrence," Arbuckle said.

The list of products that have been recalled are:

  • Greater! Hummmmus Beetroot
  • Greater! Hummmus! Glorious Butternut
  • Greater! Hummmus! Roasted Garlic
  • Lisa's 2 in 1 Beetroot Hummus and Kiwi Onion Dip
  • Lisa's 2 in 1 Mexican Nacho Hummus and Jalapeno Popper Dip
  • Lisa's 2 in 1 Sweet 'N' Smokey BBQ  Hummus and Dill Pickle Hummus
  • Lisa's Hummus Beetroot with Roasted Cashews
  • Lisa's Hummus Caramelised Onion
  • Lisa's Hummus Chargrilled Capsicum
  • Lisa's Hummus Gloriously Garlic
  • Lisa's Hummus Jalapeno and Lime
  • Lisa's Hummus Kumara with Coconut and Tumeric
  • Lisa's Original Hummus
  • Lisa's Original Hummus with Garlic and Lemon Gluten Free
  • Lisa's  Smokey Hummus with Garlic and Tahini Gluten Free
  • Lisa's Toppings Creamy Hummus with Dukkah and Pistachio
  • Lisa's Toppings Kumara Hummus with Pumpkin Seeds
  • Prep Kitchen Beetroot Hummus with Roasted Cashew
  • Prep Kitchen Natural Hummus
  • Prep Kitchen Original Hummus with Garlic and Lemon
  • Prep Kitchen Tahini

A list of the products which have been recalled is available here and the products can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.