Imported Tahina Proving To Be Dangerous…The Recalls Continue

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Imported Tahina continues to be recalled all across Canada…

Health Hazard Alert – Certain Tahini products sold by Sesameco in St-Laurent, Quebec may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 31, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Sesameco
Distribution:
May be National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 31, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sesameco are warning the public, food service establishments, and retailers, not to consume, serve, use, or sell the Tahini product described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected Tahini product was sold by the manufacturer, Sesameco, situated at 4638 boulevard Thimens, St-Laurent, Quebec. The affected product was sold from March 5, 2013 to May 15, 2013 in 18 kg (40 lb.) packages bearing no label and no lot code indicated on the package.

The affected product was 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 the affected product.

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

The manufacturer, Sesameco, St-Laurent-Laurent, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. TheCFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

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.

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.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, May be National, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

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. TheCFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(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”
Cedar brand Tahini - 907 g
Cedar brand Tahini - 18 kg

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Diwa Frozen Grated Coconut Recalled

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Health Hazard Alert – Diwa brand frozen grated coconut from the Philippines may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 12, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Diwa Products Ltd.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8238
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 12, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Diwa Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Diwa brand Grated Coconut described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Diwa brand coconut, sold frozen, product of Philippines, is affected by this alert.

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

The importer, Diwa Products Ltd., Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Diwa Grated Coconut 16 oz. (454 g) None 6 28838 52049 3
Diwa Grated Coconut 40 x 16 oz. case SPO313 None

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Diwa Products Ltd. at 1-877-749-0023 or 1-416-754-0028

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.

Diwa	Grated Coconut	16 ounce (454 grams)

Diwa	Grated Coconut - nutrition information
Diwa	Grated Coconut 40 x 16 ounce case
Diwa	Grated Coconut 40 x 16 ounce case - Code SP0313
 

 

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Sesame Tahina Recall Grows

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Clic brand Tahina products may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
August 6, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8218

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 6, 2013 – The public warning issued on July 29, 2013 has been updated to include an additional product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Clic brand Tahina described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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

The CFIA is working with the importer to remove the affected product from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The following product, imported from Lebanon, is affected by this alert.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina 907 g LOT#1432/12 0 58504 74095 3

More information

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

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. 

    • Clic Sesame Paste Tahina 907 grams

 

Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Tahina products may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
July 29, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Clic International Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8195 

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 29, 2013 – The public warning issued on July 16, 2013 has been updated to include additional products.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Clic International Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Tahina products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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

The importer, Clic International Inc., Laval, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The following Tahina products, product of Lebanon, are affected by this alert:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina 454 g LOT#1212/13 0 58504 74097 7
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina 907 g LOT#1212/13 0 58504 74095 3
Al Nakhil Sesame Paste Tahina 454 g LOT#1432/12 5 287000 459006

More information

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

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.

 

    • Clic - Sesame Paste Tahina - 454 gram
    • Clic - Sesame Paste Tahina - 907 gram
    • Al Nakhil - Sesame Paste Tahina
    • Al Nakhil - Sesame Paste Tahina - lot code

 

 

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Pro-Fresh 2006 (Pro-Frais 2006) of Quebec Loses License to Operate

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CFIA Cancels Licence of Pro-Fresh / Pro-Frais 2006 (#7245)

July 17, 2013, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has cancelled the produce licence of Pro-Fresh / Pro-Frais 2006 (#7245), effective July 16, 2013. Pro-Fresh 2006 is a fresh produce dealer located in Terrebonne, QC.

The CFIA has confirmed that Pro-Fresh 2006 illegally imported produce without a valid licence. As a result, the Agency has cancelled the company’s licence.

The company’s licence was suspended on May 23, 2013 as a result of non-compliance with the Licensing and Arbitration Regulations. Pro-Fresh 2006 consistently failed to settle outstanding debts and conducted business in a manner inconsistent with fair and orderly business practices.

There are no food safety concerns associated with the licence suspension or subsequent licence cancellation.

The purpose of licensing under the Licensing and Arbitration Regulations is to ensure that fresh fruit and vegetable dealers (i.e.those that import and trade across provincial boundaries) are financially sound and have acceptable business practices.

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Aliments Pasta-Mer Inc. Allowed to Resume Operations

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Note: Effective July 16, 2013, Establishment 5026, Aliments Pasta-Mer Inc., was allowed to resume operations under continued CFIA oversight.

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CFIA Suspends License of Establishment 5026, Aliments Pasta-Mer Inc.

June 13, 2013, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the license of Establishment 5026, Aliments Pasta-Mer Inc., in Dorval, effective June 13, 2013.

The CFIA has determined that adequate controls for food safety have not been reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis, specifically, with regards to steps in the cooling process.  This requirement is clearly stated as part of the Quality Management Program (QMP) for the establishment.

No product has been recalled but should any potentially contaminated product be identified, the CFIA will take immediate action.

Aliments Pasta-Mer Inc. has been federally registered since February 2013 and will not have their license reinstated until they have fully implemented the necessary corrective actions as approved by the CFIA.

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Clic Sesame Paste Tahina Recalled

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Health Hazard Alert – Clic brand tahina may contain Salmonellabacteria

Recall / advisory date:
July 16, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 16, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Clic brand Tahina described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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

The CFIA is working with the importer to remove the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina 454 g Lot Code – LOT # 1432/12 0 58504 74097 7

More information

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. 

    • Sesame Paste Tahina
    • Sesame Paste Tahina-universal product code
    • Sesame Paste Tahina- Lot code
    • Sesame Paste Tahina-Nutrition Facts

 

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Beking Poultry Farm Has License to Operate Suspended

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CFIA Suspends Operations at Beking Poultry Farm (#0-66)

July 9, 2013 (Ottawa): The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the registration of Beking Poultry Farm (#0-66) effective July 9, 2013. The establishment is a federally registered shell egg producer in Oxford Station, Ontario.

There is no recall associated with this suspension. The registration was suspended because the operator was not meeting the standards for the Canada A grade as stated in the Egg Regulations. Specifically, CFIA inspectors consistently discovered a large number of cracks in eggs from this facility.

The operator has failed to implement proper corrective actions to effectively resolve the issue.

Beking Poultry Farm (#0-66) will not be able to resume operations under federal jurisdiction until they have fully implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is confident that the required standards can be consistently maintained.

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Aliya’s Foods Ltd. Allowed to Resume Production

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CFIA Suspends License of Establishment 720 Aliya’s Foods Ltd.

Note: Effective June 28, 2013, Establishment 720, Aliya’s Foods Ltd., was allowed to resume operations under ongoing inspection by the CFIA.

June 18, 2013, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the license of Establishment 720, Aliya’s FoodsLtd., effective June 17, 2013. Aliya’s Foods Ltd. is a ready-to-eat red meat and poultry establishment located in Edmonton, AB.

This suspension is a result of non-compliance with the Meat Inspection Regulations. In particular, Aliya’s Foods Ltd. has failed to document and address product cooling issues during pre-shipment review, and failed to address allergen control issues.

No product has been recalled, but should any potentially contaminated product be identified, the CFIA will take immediate action.

Aliya’s Foods Ltd. will not be able to resume operations until the company has fully implemented the necessary corrective actions as approved by the CFIA and the CFIA is fully confident in the plant’s capacity to effectively manage food safety risks.

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Érablière Bernatchez Loses Their License to Operate

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CFIA Suspends Operations at Establishment 3045, Érablière Bernatchez

July 2, 2013 (Ottawa): The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the registration to operate of Establishment 3045, Érablière Bernatchez, effective June 28, 2013. The establishment is a federally registered maple syrup producer in St-Sylvestre, Québec.

There are no food safety issues associated with this suspension and no product is being recalled.

The registration was suspended because the operator has recently refused to allow the CFIA to enter the premises to conduct an inspection.

Érablière Bernatchez will not be able to resume operations under federal jurisdiction until the operator allows CFIA inspectors to conduct an inspection.

The CFIA safeguards food, animals and plants which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy, and access to international markets. Licences and registrations of federally registered establishments or companies can be suspended or cancelled for failing to comply with relevant CFIA Acts and Regulations.

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Shah Brothers Imports Recalls Shabros Coriander Cumin Powder

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Shabros brand Coriander Cumin Powder may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
July 8, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Shah Brothers Imports
Distribution:
Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 8, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Shah Brothers Imports are warning the public not to consume the Shabros brand Coriander Cumin Powders described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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

The importer, Shah Brothers Imports, Mississauga, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Shabros Coriander Cumin Powder 170 g Batch # 407 0 59011 00910 6
Shabros Coriander Cumin Powder 340 g Batch # 407 0 59011 00898 7

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Shah Brothers Imports at 905-670-9515.

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. 

Product photos

Coriander Cumin Powder 170 grams - front
Coriander Cumin Powder 170 grams - back
Coriander Cumin Powder 340 grams - front
Coriander Cumin Powder 340 grams - back

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