8 now sick with Salmonella linked to tahini sesame paste

Following on the initial release by the Minnesota Department of Health last week, a total of eight persons in six states has been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Montevideo or Salmonella Mbandaka linked to tahini sesame paste distributed by Krinos Foods, LLC of Long Island City, New York.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that  during routine product testing at a retail store, the Michigan Department of Agriculture isolated krinos.tahini.salmonella.13Salmonella Montevideo from Krinos brand tahini sesame paste.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isolated Salmonella Mbandaka from imported tahini sesame paste collected from shipments arriving in the United States for distribution by Krinos Foods.

On April 28, 2013, Krinos Foods recalled its tahini sesame pastebecause of potential contamination with Salmonella.

On May 9, 2013, the recall was expanded to include additional expiration dates.

The recalled lots have expiration dates from January 1, 2014 to June 8, 2014 and from October 16, 2014 to March 15, 2015.

CDC recommends that consumers do not eat recalled Krinos brand tahini sesame paste and discard any remaining product.

This product has a long shelf-life, and it may still be in people’s homes.