Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Prince brand Tahini may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:

  • June 25, 2013

Reason for recall / advisory:

  • Microbiological – Salmonella

Hazard classification:

  • Class 2

Company / Firm:

  • UNFI Canada Inc.


  • National

Extent of the distribution:

  • Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 25, 2013 – The public warning issued on June 24, 2013 has been updated to include additional product, importer, and distribution information.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and UNFI Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Prince brand Tahini products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Prince brand products, product of Israel, are affected by the recall.

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

The importer, UNFI Canada Inc., Concord, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Prince Tahini 500g Expiry date: November 19, 2013 8 14417 01200 2
Prince Tahini 18kg Expiry date: November 19, 2013 8 14417 01400 6


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  1. Thanks for the heads up! I’ll put this product on my avoid list and hope supermarkets will take action to withdraw such products that will put our health at risk.