Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 06, 2013 23:33 ET

Updated Health Hazard Alert: Certain Clic Brand Tahina May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 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.

The following product, imported from Lebanon, is affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Code
Clic Sesame Paste Tahina 907 g 0 58504 74095 3 LOT#1432/12

This product has been distributed in Quebec and 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 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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The CFIA is working with the importer to remove the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at: http://inspection.gc.ca/food_poisoning.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls

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.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600