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22 February 2024

Salmonella scare: Tahini off Abu Dhabi shelves

By Staff

A Turkish product ‘Gesas’ has been taken off shelves in Abu Dhabi following international reports alleging it is contaminated with salmonella.

Abu Dhabi Food Control Department ordered the Turkish tahini product be taken off shelves after it tightened its procedures of border checks on products entering the emirate.
Mohamed Jalal Reyasi, Director, Communication and Community Service, said that the department received a notification from the International Food Safety Authorities Network about tahini products and halva mixed with peanut, cocoa and vanilla contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
Commenting on recent reports of Hepatitis infection in some people in the US after they consumed organic beverages, he confirmed that
here are no such beverages containing Turkish pomegranate in Abu Dhabi outlets.
No such products have so far entered the emirate, he clarified.