Salmonella :: Maranatha Organic raw & roasted sesame tahini may contain salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume MaraNatha brand Organic Raw and Roasted Sesame Tahini described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following MaraNatha brand Organic Sesame Tahini, products of USA, sold in 340 g jars, are affected by this alert. jars, are affected by this alert.

Use By Date

Organic Raw Sesame Tahini
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Up to and including 04/11/08 (April 11, 2008)

Organic Roasted Sesame Tahini
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Up to and including 04/11/08 (April 11, 2008)

These products have been distributed nationally.

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

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne 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 diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products 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).

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