Soom brand tahini products recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
November 29, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Chef's Warehouse
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
12651

Advisory details

Ottawa, November 29, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on November 28, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

The Chef's Warehouse is recalling Soom brand tahini products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

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.

Who is affected

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

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 product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Soom Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread 340 g 071318CH 7 91154 34932 8
Soom Sesame Premium Tahini 454 g 18-109, 18-121, and 18-123 7 18088 34741 1
Soom Sesame Premium Tahini 39.6 lb 18-109, 18-121, and 18-123 7 18088 34732 9

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