McCormick Canada

McCormick Canada

December 23, 2010 12:56 ET

McCormick Canada Initiates Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Sesame Seed Ingredient That May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 23, 2010) - With an abundance of precaution and in cooperation with CFIA and Health Canada, McCormick Canada is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of products manufactured with specific lots of sesame seeds which may be contaminated with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported.

The following products are affected:

Brand Product Size UPC Affected Lot Number
Club House One Step Lemon and Herbs Seasoning 134 g 0 66200 00255 8 0300, 0315 and 0330
Club House Sesame Seed 575 g 0 66200 91296 3 0321
Sysco Sesame Seed 575 g 0 74865 44892 5 0321
Trade East Sesame Seed 575 g 6 20868 69667 4 0334

Only the specific sizes and lot numbers listed above are affected. The lot number information is found in different locations on the various packages. The lot number is embossed on the bottom side of the unit under the Club House One Step Seasoning banner. The lot number of the Club House (575 g size only), Sysco and Trade East sesame seed products is printed on the bottle shoulder, above the back label.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, a food borne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy persons, 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 recalled product was distributed across Canada. McCormick Canada is taking immediate action to ensure that any affected product is removed from the marketplace. We recommend that consumers discard affected product and contact McCormick for a full refund.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the McCormick Canada Customer Service number at 1-800-265-2600. Live assistance is available on the telephone from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Information and assistance is also available at –Contact Us.

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