Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Prince brand Tahini may contain Salmonella bacteria
Ottawa, June 25, 2013 – The public warning issued on June 24, 2013 has been updated to include additional product, importer, and distribution information.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and UNFI Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Prince brand Tahini products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The following Prince brand products, product of Israel, are affected by the recall.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
The importer, UNFI Canada Inc., Concord, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Codes(s) on Product||UPC|
|Prince||Tahini||500g||Expiry date: November 19, 2013||8 14417 01200 2|
|Prince||Tahini||18kg||Expiry date: November 19, 2013||8 14417 01400 6|
For more information, consumers and industry can contact:
UNFI Canada Inc. at 1-800-247-0087
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
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