Tahini Recalled in Canada Due to Salmonella Risk

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jul.09 - 2024 9:25 AM CET

Photo: Bilka
Photo: Bilka
Check your pantry ASAP.

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced a recall on jars of tahini sold across the country due to Salmonella contamination.

The recall affects 160-gram jars of Al’Fez branded natural tahini. The specific details to look for are:

  • UPC: 6 72774 10605 1

  • Best Before Dates: “2025 JN 20” or “2025 JL 04”

This tahini was available in grocery stores across Canada as well as online.

What to Do

Check your pantry for this product.

If you have the recalled tahini, throw it out immediately or return it to the place where you bought it.

As of today, July 9, no illnesses have been reported.

Salmonella infection can be serious, especially for people aged 65 and older, those with weakened immune systems, and infants.

Symptoms of Salmonella Infection

Common symptoms of Salmonella infection include:

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Fever

  • Stomach cramps

Symptoms typically start between 6 hours to 6 days after infection and can last up to 7 days.

If you experience any of the above symptoms after consuming the recalled tahini, contact your healthcare provider.

After disposing of the product, wash your hands thoroughly and clean any surfaces that may have come into contact with the tahini to prevent the spread of Salmonella.