Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 23, 2010 22:55 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Mr Goudas Brand Tahini May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2010) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Goudas Food Products Co. Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Mr Goudas brand Tahini described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Mr Goudas brand Tahini is sold in 908g jars bearing UPC 0 65349 00497 3, lot code NO1745/10 and the sell by date APRIL 19/2012.

This product has been distributed in Ontario.

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

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this 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.

The importer, Goudas Food Products Co. Ltd, Concord, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday). For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp 

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

A photo of the product is available on the Marketwire website at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/MrGoudas_Tahini.jpg.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600