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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Updated Food Recall Warning - IHF brand sesame seeds recalled due to Salmonella

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
January 26, 2018
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Iqbal Halal Foods
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
11995

Recall details

Ottawa, January 26, 2018 - The food recall warning issued on January 25, 2018 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Iqbal Halal Foods is recalling IHF brand sesame seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product Additional Info
IHF Sesame seeds, white 200 g 4 72253 10069 0 2-1217 Iqbal Halal Foods,
2 Thorncliffe Pk, Dr.,
Toronto, ON
IHF Sesame seeds, white 400 g 4 72253 10069 1 4-1217 Iqbal Halal Foods,
2 Thorncliffe Pk, Dr.,
Toronto, ON

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.

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.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

Public enquiries and media

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: cfia.enquiries-demandederenseignements.acia@canada.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@canada.ca
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