Salmonella contamination leads to sesame seed recall

Anna Houlahan
July 11 2024 - 10:57am

Sesame seeds sold at ALDI stores have been pulled from shelves over Salmonella risks.

All Stonemill sesame seeds, in 60 gram containers, have been recalled by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.

Stonemills sesame seeds recalled from ALDI stores. Picture supplied/Canva
Stonemills sesame seeds recalled from ALDI stores. Picture supplied/Canva

Packets of the contaminated seeds were sold at supermarkets across Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

Salmonella contamination

"Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed," Food Standards warned.

Salmonella symptoms include headache, fever, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.

Why are food products recalled?

These symptoms typically start between six hours and three days after the contaminated food is eaten and last for four to seven days.

"Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice," the recall notice warned.

Full refund available

Anyone with a packet of Stonemills sesame seeds is urged to not eat the product.

Consumers are entitled to a full refund at any ALDI store, Food Standards said.

For further information customers were urged to contact ALDI Food Recall Hotline on 1800 709 993.

Anna Houlahan

Anna Houlahan

Journalist

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