Certain Prince brand Tahini may contain Salmonella bacteria
- Starting date:
- June 25, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Updated Health Hazard Alert
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- UNFI Canada Inc.
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
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.
|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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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.
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