Achva and S&F brand tahini products recalled due to Salmonella
- Starting date:
- November 28, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Food Recall Warning
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Altra Foods Inc., S & F Food Importers Inc.
- Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, November 28, 2018 - Industry is recalling Achva and S&F brand tahini products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec and maybe have been distributed in other provinces.
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 reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. 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 products from the marketplace.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Achva||Whole Sesame Tahini||500 g||LOT 18-099||7 290000 572796|
|Achva||Organic Tahini||500 g||LOT 18-099||7 290000 572086|
|Achva||Tahini||500 g||LOT 18-106||8 14968 02002 0|
|Achva||Whole Tahini||500 g||LOT 18-106||8 14968 02003 7|
|Achva||Seasoned Tahini||500 g||LOT 18-128||7 290000 572123|
|Achva||Tahini – Crushed Sesame Seeds||500 g||LOT 18-130||7 290000 572109|
|Achva||Tahini||18 kg||LOT 18-106||7 290000 572116|
|S&F||Pure Tahini||18 kg||Lot. 18-099||7 290000 572116|
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