Organic tahini 250 g, with the best-before date 28.02.2023
Organic tahini 250 g, with the best-before date 30.04.2023
Organic tahini 500 g, with the best-before date 30.04.2023
Do not consume these products, and observe this notice carefully!
Explanation for the call-back:
As part of an examination of the quality and safety standards of our manufacturer, the internal quality assurance department of KoRo Handels GmbH was informed that the products mentioned above contain a residue of the pesticide ethylene oxide.
Pesticide ethylene oxide:
Ethylene oxide is a plant protection product (pesticide) that is used to protect crops from harmful organisms or pathogens. The substance, normally used in gaseous form, can cause headaches, dizziness and nausea in people if the dosage is too high. Because of these possible effects, the use of ethylene oxide as a plant protection product is prohibited in the EU, and the raw material for our tahini, sesame seeds, comes from India. For goods from other EU countries, there are fixed maximum values to what extent traces of the substance can be detected on food.
Did you buy one of these products?
For this reason, the products concerned are not suitable for consumption. As already described above, we have been informed by our supplier that the maximum permitted level of ethylene oxide in the sesame paste has been exceeded. As a preventive consumer protection measure, we have therefore decided to recall the tahini jars with the expiration date mentioned above. Any other tahini with a different best-before date can most certainly be excluded from contamination.
If you should feel uncomfortable after consuming it, please consult a doctor. As a precaution, also inform friends and acquaintances who may have also eaten the tahini. This is just a precautionary measure.
These products are being withdrawn from sale, so that not further damage can be done.
If you have bought your product from an Alnatura supermarket, you can directly take it back to where you purchased it. In most cases, you won't need the recepit to return the tahini.
Every costumer who has purchased one of the above mentioned products on our online shop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and write us your order number, and you will receive an electronic return label.
Production and checking:
KoRo is certified with IFS Broker, one of the highest certifications in the food sector. This means that we are only allowed to work with companies that adhere to high quality standards and, as a company, we also have to take appropriate precautions and respect standard processes that ensure the high quality of our products. Unfortunately, such cases can still occur from time to time, regardless of how strong the control system is.
We will learn from this, and put our tahini under special observation in the future.
This recall has no affect on the quality of the other products that we have in our range.