Certain Prince brand Tahini may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
June 25, 2013
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Health Hazard Alert
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
UNFI Canada Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8125

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 25, 2013 - The public warning issued on June 24, 2013 has been updated to include additional product, importer, and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and UNFI Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Prince brand Tahini products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Prince brand products, product of Israel, are affected by the recall.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The importer, UNFI Canada Inc., Concord, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products 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
Prince Tahini 500g Expiry date: November 19, 2013 8 14417 01200 2
Prince Tahini 18kg Expiry date: November 19, 2013 8 14417 01400 6

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

UNFI Canada Inc. at 1-800-247-0087; or CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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.