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W. Bloomfield grocer recalls Salmonella-tainted tahina

Ian Thibodeau
The Detroit News

A West Bloomfield grocery store has recalled containers of its sesame paste that might be contaminated with salmonella.

Sinbad Foods, located at 6251 Haggerty Road, said in a Tuesday release that 1-pound and 2-pound containers of its Tahina Telkef with “packed on” dates of Oct. 7, 2016, and “sell by” dates of Dec. 5, 2016, are on the recall list.

The 1-pound containers will have the numbers 0200004506472 and 0200004406413 in the barcode. Two-pound containers will have 0200000406295 in the barcode.

Though no illnesses have been reported in connection with the tahina, Sinbad Foods is asking customers to return the unused portion of the product for a refund.

The potential contamination was discovered with the Michigan Department of Agricultural and Rural Development conducted tests on a sample of the product, according to a news release.

Sinbad Foods has stopped distributing the product as the investigation continues.

Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If the bacteria gets into the bloodstream, it can cause arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

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