Certain sesame seeds recalled due to Salmonella
- Starting date:
- January 25, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Food Recall Warning
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- ARZ Fine Foods, Bulk Food Stop Inc.
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, January 25, 2018 - Industry is recalling certain sesame seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.
What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
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Who is affected
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC||Additional info|
|ARZ Fine Foods||Sesame Seeds White||1 lb||PACKED ON 18.JA.09||2 25166000569 2||
ARZ Fine Foods,
1909 Lawrence Avenue E. Toronto, ON
|None. Sold from bulk.||Sesame seeds||Variable weight||None - all packages sold up to and including January 23, 2018.||None||
Bulk Food Stop Inc,
2900 Warden Avenue, Scarborough, ON
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