OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Jul 20 (MARKET WIRE) —
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Produits Phoenicia Inc.
are warning the public not to consume the Cedar brand Tahini described
below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected product, Cedar brand Tahini is sold in 450 mL jars, bearing
UPC 62356 50178 5. There is no lot code on the packages.
This product has been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled.
Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may 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 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 manufacturer, Produits Phoenicia Inc., Saint Laurent, Quebec, 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:
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA’s Food Recall Report
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.
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Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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