Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 26, 2014 19:11 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: Al Koura Brand Tahina Extra Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 26, 2014) -

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The food recall warning issued on June 18, 2014 has been updated to include an additional product. The additional product was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Sesameco is recalling Al Koura brand Tahina Extra from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Alberta and Manitoba.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Al Koura Tahina Extra 907 g
(2 lb)
0 69467 06631 8 Production date : 10 APRIL 2014
Expiration date : 10-04-2016

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

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.

- Learn more about the health risks at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact-sheets/food-poisoning/eng/1331151916451/1331152055552

- Sign up for recall notifications by email or follow us on Twitter at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay-connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The 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.

Illnesses

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

More information

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

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