Allergen Recall: John & Pascalis Ltd's Four Seasons Sesame Tahini

Allergen Recall: Four Seasons Sesame Tahini

Allergen Recall: Four Seasons Sesame Tahini


Four Seasons Sesame Tahini

Four Seasons Sesame Tahini

This Four Seasons Sesame Tahini made by John & Pascalis Ltd is being recalled because it contains peanuts, which are not declared in the ingredients list. This makes it extremely dangerous to anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis is potentially life threatening.

When a person goes into anaphylactic shock, their body is flooded with histamines, their lips, face and airways could swell up, their breathing might be impaired, their blood pressure could drop. This would happen within minutes of consuming the food. Some people with severe allergies only have to touch the food to get a severe allergic reaction. If they are not given adrenaline immediately, they could die. In the UK, that is normally given via an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI); brands used in the UK are EpiPen, Emerade and Jext.

Allergens can cause anaphylaxis
Anaphylactic Shock Treatment 1

Call an ambulance

If you suspect someone is having an anaphylactic shock, call the emergency services immediately. In the UK, dial 999 or 112 (the European emergency number, that works here as well). Then help them with their adrenaline auto-injector. If after five minutes they have not improved, given them another injection - so they should always carry two adrenaline auto-injectors on them. Even if they seem to get better, always always get them to hospital, as they could suffer a second, biphasic reaction hours later.

Details of the Four Seasons Sesame Tahini Recall

Product

Pack Size

Best Before

Lot Number

Allergen

Four Seasons Sesame Tahini

800g (Red lid jar)

April 2020

114

Peanuts

Four Seasons Sesame Paste Tahini

800g (Green lid jar)

March 2020

114

Peanuts

To read the Food Standards Agency's recall notice, click here. There is no recall notice on the FSA's website by John & Pascalis Ltd themselves (as is normally the case). We could also not find any information on the recall on their own website...