Certain Clic brand Tahina products may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
August 6, 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:
Clic International Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8218

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 6, 2013 - The public warning issued on July 29, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product.

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 these products.

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

The following product, imported from Lebanon, is affected by this alert.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina 907 g LOT#1432/12 0 58504 74095 3

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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.