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Food Recall Warning - Al Fakher brand Tahina sold by Sesameco in St-Laurent, Quebec recalled due to Salmonella

Recall date:
June 18, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Sesameco
Distribution:
Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Consumer
Reference number:
8963

Recall details

Ottawa, June 18, 2014 - Sesameco is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the product described below due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Al Fakher Tahina 18 kg (40 lb) Production date: 8-April-2014
Expiration date: 8-4-2016
6 27843 00170 6 Sold by the manufacturer, Sesameco, situated at 4638 boulevard Thimens, St-Laurent, Quebec.

What you should do

Check to see if you have the product. If so, do not consume, sell or use it.

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.

Background

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.

Illnesses

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

More information

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

Media enquiries

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