Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 18, 2014 21:13 ET

Food Recall Warning: Al Fakher Brand Tahina Sold by Sesameco in St-Laurent, Quebec Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 18, 2014) -

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Sesameco is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the product described below due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The following product has been sold by the manufacturer, Sesameco, situated at 4638 boulevard Thimens, St-Laurent, Quebec.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Al Fakher Tahina 18 kg
(40 lb)
6 27843 00170 6 Production date : 8-April-2014
Expiration date : 8-4-2016

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.

What you should do

Check to see if you have the product. If so, do not consume, sell or use it.

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.

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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.


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

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