Certain Clic, Al Nakhil and Al Koura brand Tahina products may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
August 16, 2013

Type of communication:
Recall

Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert

Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella

Hazard classification:
Class 2

Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recalling firm:
Al Nakhil Co

Distribution:
National

Extent of the product distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 16, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, food service establishments, and retailers, not to consume, serve, use, or sell the tahina products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Some of the affected product was sold in bulk and may have been repacked at retail. Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The CFIA is working with the Canadian importers to remove all affected products from the market place. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

All Tahina products, manufactured by Al Nakhil Co, of Lebanon between September 5, 2012 and April 21, 2013, are affected by this alert. At this time, the following products have been identified:

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product

Clic Sesame Paste Tahina all sizes LOT#1350/12 to LOT#1466/12;
LOT#1101/13 to LOT#1212/13

Al Nakhil Sesame Paste Tahina all sizes LOT#1350/12 to LOT#1466/12;
LOT#1101/13 to LOT#1212/13

Al Koura Tahina Extra all sizes LOT#1350/12 to LOT#1466/12;
LOT#1101/13 to LOT#1212/13