The UK Food Standards Agency has just alerted consumers to a recall of two batches of hulled sesame seeds, due to Salmonella contamination. The sesame seeds, from TRS Wholesale Co. Limited, are identified by batch numbers L6313 (best before Nov. 2008) and L6181 (best before Feb. 2008).
This is the most recent in a series of recalls of Salmonella-contaminated sesame seeds that have taken place in the UK and Canada this year.
Salmonella infections can produce symptoms of diarrhea, cramps, mild fever, nausea and vomiting, which may last for several days. Depending on the age and health of the victim, the quantity and strain of Salmonella present in the contaminated food, and the amount and type of food, symptoms can vary from mild to severe; some victims might require hospitalization.