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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Cedar brand Tahina products may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 31, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Phoenicia Group Inc.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 31, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Phoenicia Group Inc. are warning the public, food service establishments, and retailers, not to consume, serve, use, or sell the Tahini products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Tahini products, sold commencing February 1, 2013 with no lot code indicated on the package, are affected by this alert. This alert does not include Cedar brand Tahini products where a lot code appears on the package.

Some of the affected products were sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The distributor, Phoenicia Group Inc., St-Laurent, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Cedar Tahini 907 g (2 lb) No lot code indicated on the package 0 62356 54525 3 The labels indicate "Product of Canada"
Cedar Tahini 18 kg (40 lb) No lot code indicated on the package 0 62356 54522 2 The labels indicate "Product of Canada"

More information

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

Product photos

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Cedar brand Tahini - 907 g

Cedar brand Tahini - 907 g

Cedar brand Tahini - 18 kg

Cedar brand Tahini - 18 kg

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