Certain Tahina products may contain Salmonella bacteria
- Starting date:
- July 29, 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:
- Clic International Inc.
- Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
Ottawa, July 29, 2013 - The public warning issued on July 16, 2013 has been updated to include additional products.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Clic International Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Tahina products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
The importer, Clic International Inc., Laval, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
The following Tahina products, product of Lebanon, are affected by this alert:
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Clic||Sesame Paste Tahina||454 g||LOT#1212/13||0 58504 74097 7|
|Clic||Sesame Paste Tahina||907 g||LOT#1212/13||0 58504 74095 3|
|Al Nakhil||Sesame Paste Tahina||454 g||LOT#1432/12||5 287000 459006|
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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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