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Tahini recalled over salmonella fears

A make of tahini is being recalled over fears it is contaminated with salmonella.

People with 600 gram or 1000g packs of the Gesas-branded sesame seed paste with an expiry date of June 2014 are being encouraged by the Ministry for Primary Industries to dispose of it.

It has mainly been sold and distributed in Auckland in ethnic food stores.

The ministry is advising people not to eat the food, often used to make hummus, halva and babaganoush, and return it to he stores where it was bought or destroy it.

Anyone with health concerns should seek medical advice, it says.