Whether you’re deep-frying your falafel or sautéing some veggies, you’ll want to ensure that the fats you’re using to cook your food in are safe first, now that a popular type of oil has been recalled. On March 8, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of Mediterranean Food Inc.’s Alqosh Sesame Oil due to safety concerns. Read on to find out if you should be tossing this cooking staple from your kitchen, and for more health hazards you can’t afford to ignore, If You’re Feeding Your Pet This Food, You’re Both at Risk, FDA Says.
The sesame oil recall was initiated after it was discovered that some batches could be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting in healthy individuals, and may cause serious infections and death in children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised. The affected oil, which was sold exclusively in Michigan, comes in 2-lb. jars marked with lot number 16082020 and production date 08/16/2020.
If you have the recalled oil at home, the FDA recommends that you don’t consume it, but rather return it to the store from which it was purchased for a refund. Customers can also call 586-777-3460 with questions. Sesame isn’t the only food to be pulled from the market over potential health concerns recently, however; read on to find out which other products you should ditch from your kitchen now. And if you want to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, If You Have These Cheeses at Home, the FDA Says Get Rid of Them Now.
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