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January 29, 2008: Shiloh Farms Recalls Sesame Seeds

Shiloh Farms, New Holland, Pennsylvania, has issued a recall for Shiloh Farms Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds, 12-oz., because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled sesame seeds.

According to the company press release:

This product comes in a 12 oz blue and white 5” x 8” plastic bag with a Shiloh Farms logo and USDA organic symbol. The UPC bar code number is 047593303545. The firm’s name and address appears on the back of the plastic bag. Product distributed between November 1, 2007 and January 25, 2008 is being recalled. Only product with lot codes 17503 and 17133 are affected.

The contamination was identified when FDA testing revealed the presence of salmonella in a sample of organic sesame seeds from a Shiloh Farms supplier.

The recalled Shiloh Farms product was distributed to a total of 98 health food stores located in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Arkansas.

The company is asking stores to discontinue distribution of this product and to promptly return the product and stock on hand to the company for credit. Consumers should not consume this product and return this product to the point of purchase for a refund.

To learn more about the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella, please see Salmonella Food Poisoning.  Attorney Eric H. Weinberg, who sponsors www.foodpoisoning.com represents many clients who have been harmed by Salmonella food poisoning. Visit food poisoning lawyer to learn more.

For additional food and drug safety information please see Salmonella Beef Recall, Levaquin Lawsuits, and Reglan Lawsuits.

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