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.

Distribution:

  • 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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Recall / advisory date: June 25, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory: Microbiological - Salmonella Hazard classification: Class 2 Company / Firm: UNFI Canada Inc. Distribution: 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...
<strong>Recall / advisory date:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">June 25, 2013</span></li> </ul> <strong>Reason for recall / advisory:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">Microbiological - Salmonella</span></li> </ul> <strong>Hazard classification:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">Class 2</span></li> </ul> <strong>Company / Firm:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">UNFI Canada Inc.</span></li> </ul> <strong>Distribution:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">National</span></li> </ul> <strong>Extent of the distribution:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">Retail</span></li> </ul> <strong>Advisory details</strong> 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. <strong>Affected products</strong> <table summary="Recall product list" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <th scope="col">Brand Name</th> <th scope="col">Common Name</th> <th scope="col">Size</th> <th scope="col">Codes(s) on Product</th> <th scope="col"><abbr title="Universal Product Code">UPC</abbr></th> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Prince</th> <td>Tahini</td> <td>500<abbr title="grams">g</abbr></td> <td>Expiry date: November 19, 2013</td> <td>8 14417 01200 2</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Prince</th> <td>Tahini</td> <td>18<abbr title="kilogram">kg</abbr></td> <td>Expiry date: November 19, 2013</td> <td>8 14417 01400 6</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <a href="http://thestthomasblog.com/news/health-hazard-alert/updated-health-hazard-alert-certain-prince-brand-tahini-may-contain-salmonella-bacteria/attachment/20130625_1372197396035_eng/&quot; rel="attachment wp-att-41207"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-41207" alt="20130625_1372197396035_eng" src="http://thestthomasblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/20130625_1372197396035_eng-600x422.jpg&quot; width="600" height="422" /></a>
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Mitigating risks to food safety is the CFIA’s highest priority, and the health and safety of Canadians is the driving force behind the design and development of CFIA programs. The CFIA, in collaboration and partnership with industry, consumers, and federal, provincial and municipal organizations, continues to work towards protecting Canadians from preventable health risks related to food and zoonotic diseases.

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Spiros Law says:

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.

Public CommentUserThanks 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.