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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Al Nakhil Company Tahina Recall Continues to Grow

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Clic, Al Nakhil and Al Koura brand Tahina products may contain Salmonella bacteria

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

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 16, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, food service establishments, and retailers, not to consume, serve, use, or sell the tahina products described below because they may be contaminated withSalmonella.

Some of 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 one of the affected products.

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

The CFIA is working with the Canadian importers to remove all affected products from the market place. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All Tahina products, manufactured by Al Nakhil Co, of Lebanon between September 5, 2012 and April 21, 2013, are affected by this alert. At this time, the following products have been identified:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina all sizes LOT#1350/12 to LOT#1466/12;
LOT#1101/13 to LOT#1212/13
Al Nakhil Sesame Paste Tahina all sizes LOT#1350/12 to LOT#1466/12;
LOT#1101/13 to LOT#1212/13
Al Koura Tahina Extra all sizes LOT#1350/12 to LOT#1466/12;
LOT#1101/13 to LOT#1212/13

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.

Clic - Sesame Paste Tahina - 454 gClic - Sesame Paste Tahina - 907 g
Al Nakhil - Sesame Paste TahinaAl Nakhil - Sesame Paste Tahina - lot
Al Koura - Tahina Extra

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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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Food Safety: Handling Fresh Produce

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The following is sage advice for handling fresh produce…especially from farmers markets…from the CFIA.

Safety Measures when Finding Spiders in Fresh Produce

Fresh produce may have insects, scorpions, snakes, spiders or other living things in them that may be injurious to consumers but the frequency of finding them is rare. The most common living thing that might be injurious to human health and found in fresh produce is the black widow spider.

Any spiders should be treated with caution. The best control is to get rid of the spider without touching it or its web. Consumers are advised to wash their grapes thoroughly by placing them under running warm water. This practice will clean the product of any extraneous matter and likely immobilize any live spiders by washing them off into the sink. If a spider falls into the sink it is recommended that the spider be killed rather than captured. If giving grapes to a toddler or young child it is recommended that they be removed from the bunch.

Incidents of Black Widow Spiders

Black widow spiders are distinctive due to their shiny, round body, brown or black color and two reddish or yellowish triangles on the abdomen. The legs are long and slender. The black widow spider will bite in self-defence, if physically disturbed. The spider’s venom is poisonous and should be treated properly and promptly. Children and adults who are not in good physical health should take particular care. They should not interact with these spiders and avoid being bitten.

There is an increased frequency of finding black widow spiders in imported table grapes, especially during the fall harvesting season for table grapes imported from California. Spiders have always been in and around grape vineyards. They eat insect pests that are found on grapes. The presence of spiders does not damage or poison the grapes. When grapes are harvested, every bunch is carefully examined and placed into a package. Some spiders may camouflage with the grape vines and escape the attention of the farm worker. Grapes are also chilled prior to being transported. The chilling causes spiders to become dormant and immobile, making their way to retailers and consumers’ homes.

Common name: Black Widow Spider.

Scientific name: Latrodectus mactans.

Characteristics: Black shiny body, about 6 mm long with a red hourglass shaped mark on the underside of the abdomen.

Facts: Most spiders are not aggressive unless disturbed. All species are venomous.

Habitat: Most warm regions of eastern and central U.S., North American deserts and southern Canada.

Food: Prey on other insects.

black widow spider

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More Il Villaggio Gorgonzola Cheese Recalled

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
July 18, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Agropur
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8175

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 18, 2013 – The public warning issued on July 15, 2013 has been updated to include additional product codes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume the Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product, Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese, imported from Italy, is sold in a 150 g package bearing UPC67400 01454 9.

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

The importer, Agropur, St-Hubert, Quebec, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The following additional Best Before dates / Lot # are affected by this updated alert:

Affected products

Codes(s) on Product Additional Info
Lot # L011013149 Best Before date
13OC01
Lot # L240913142 Best Before date
13SE24
Lot # L160913134 Best Before date
13SE16
Lot # L090913127 Best Before date
13SE09
Lot # L260813113 Best Before date
13AU26
Lot # L190813106 Best Before date
13AU19
Lot # L130813100 Best Before date
13AU13
Lot # L050813092 Best Before date
13AU05
Lot # L240713080 Best Before date
13JL24
Lot # L170713078 Best Before date
13JL17

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Agropur Cheese and Ingredients Division
Fine Cheese Business Unit
Customer service: 1-450-443-4838 or 1-800-668-0806

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce CheeseIl Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese - Sweet and Creamy FlavorGorgonzola Dolce Cheese - Best Before date 13 october 15

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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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Agropur Recalls Il Villaggio Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
July 15, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Agropur
Distribution:
Alberta, Manitoba, May be National, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 15, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agropur are warning the public not to consume the Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The importer, Agropur, St-Hubert, Quebec, 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
Il Villaggio Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese 150 g package Best Before date 13/OC/15 67400 01454 9

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact

Agropur Cheese and Ingredients Division
Fine Cheese Business Unit
Customer service: 1-450-443-4838 or 1-800-668-0806

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

    • Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese
    • Il Villaggio brand Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese - Sweet and Creamy Flavor
    • Gorgonzola Dolce Cheese - Best Before date 13 october 15

 

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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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Prince Tahini Recall Expands

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Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Prince brand Tahini may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
June 25, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
UNFI Canada Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
 

Advisory details

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.

Affected products

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

More information

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.

Product photos

    • Prince brand Tahini
    • Prince brand Tahini - 18 kilogram (40 pounds)

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