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Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Merilin brand Curry Powder recalled due to undeclared sesame

Recall date:
January 22, 2016
Reason for recall:
Allergen - Sesame Seeds
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Merilin Trading Co.
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall details

Ottawa, January 22, 2016 - Merilin Trading Co. is recalling Merilin brand Curry Powder from the marketplace because it contains sesame which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to sesame should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Merilin Curry Powder 200 g All codes where sesame is not declared on the label 6 935309 034156

What you should do

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.

If you have an allergy to sesame, do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.


This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. 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.


There have been no reported reactions 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.

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Merilin Curry Powder - Back

Merilin Curry Powder - Back

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