PREMIER ORGANICS Issues Nation Wide Recall For ARTISANA RAW TAHINI Because of Possible Health Risk

September 9, 2009

Premier Organics of Berkeley, CA is recalling 840 Cases of Artisana Raw Tahini of Lot 90811, in 16oz glass jars because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious infections.

The product being recalled is:

Artisana Raw Tahini
Size: 16 oz
UPC: 8-70001-00004-6
Lot Code: 90811 ONLY

Of the numerous samples taken by both Premier Organics and the FDA of lot 90811, only one sample came back positive for salmonella. Premier Organics has ceased distribution of Artisana Tahini lot 90811 as they continue their investigation with the FDA into what caused the problem. No other lots have been affected. It is important to note that there have been NO REPORTED ILLNESSES to date.

For more information please contact Premier Organics at 1-866-237-8688 or visit the FDA website.