HelloFRESH brand sesame seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
January 26, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
HelloFRESH
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12002

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 26, 2018 - The food recall warning issued earlier today has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

HelloFresh is recalling HelloFRESH brand sesame seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The affected sesame seeds were included in the HelloFRESH brand Toasted Brown Rice Bowl meal kit delivered to customers January 9th and 10th, 2018.

The following product has been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan through Internet sales.

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.

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.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The 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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
HelloFRESH Sesame Seeds (included in Toasted Brown Rice Bowl) 9 g None – Delivered January 9th and 10th, 2018 None

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

Niket Soni, HelloFRESH: niket@hellofresh.ca

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.