Clic brand tahina may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
July 16, 2013
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Clic International Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 16, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Clic brand Tahina described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA is working with the importer to remove the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina 454 g Lot Code - LOT # 1432/12 0 58504 74097 7


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Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.
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