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Canada – Org hulled sesame seeds recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Summary

Product
Org hulled sesame seeds
Issue
Food » Microbial Contamination » Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume the recalled product

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Distribution
None Org hulled sesame seeds Variable – sold clerk served Starting with 200516 All units sold from October 8, 2021 to November 16, 2021 inclusively Sold at Nature’s Pantry, 3744 First Ave., Smithers, BC

Issue

Nature’s Pantry is recalling Org hulled sesame seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled product has been sold as indicated in the table.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home
  • Do not consume the recalled product
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Canada – Certain sesame seed-containing products recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Summary

Product
Sesame seeds white org bulk, Salad Crunchy (Mix)
Issue
Food » Microbial Contamination » Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume the recalled products

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional Information
None Sesame seeds white org bulk Variable Starts with 2 72125 All units sold from August 11, 2021 to November 16, 2021, inclusively Sold at Amaranth Whole Foods Market The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Dr., St. Albert, AB
None Sesame seeds white org bulk Variable Starts with 0 298569 Packed OCT-19-21 Sold at Amaranth 4th Street Market, 1407 4th St., Calgary, AB
None Sesame seeds white org bulk Variable Starts with 0 200804 Packed on OCT-21-21 Sold at Amaranth Health, 5222 130 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB
None Sesame seeds white org bulk Variable – sold in bulk None All product sold from August 23, 2021 to November 17, 2021, inclusively Sold at Amaranth Whole Foods Market, 7 Arbour Lake Dr. NW, Calgary, AB
Going Nuts Salad Crunchy (Mix) 300 g 6 28110 71284 4 L2136 Sold in Alberta and online

Issue

Industry is recalling certain sesame seed-containing products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products have been sold as indicated in the table.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home
  • Do not consume the recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Canada – AlBurj brand Halawa Pistachio Extra recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Summary

Product
Halawa Pistachio Extra
Issue
Food » Microbial Contamination » Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume the recalled products

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
AlBurj (Arabic characters only) Halawa Pistachio Extra (Arabic characters only) 400 g 6 217000 020219
  • P: 04/2021
  • E: 03/2022
  • P: 05/2021
  • E: 04/2022
AlBurj (Arabic characters only) Halawa Pistachio Extra (Arabic characters only) 800 g 6 217000 020677
  • P: 05/2021
  • E: 04/2022

Issue

Fandi Import Export Ltd. is recalling AlBurj brand Halawa Pistachio Extra from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Alberta.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home
  • Do not consume the recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Canada- Elan brand Organic sesame whole seeds recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Summary

Product
Organic sesame whole seeds
Issue
Food » Microbial Contamination » Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume the recalled product

Affected products

Issue

Tootsi Impex Inc is recalling Elan brand Organic sesame whole seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled product has been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home.
  • Do not consume the recalled product
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Canada – Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes – Update

CFIA

Summary

Product
Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom
Issue
Food » Microbial Contamination » Listeria
What to do

Do not consume the recalled product

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Jongilpoom Enoki Mushroom 200 g 8 807076 000321 CE 173D

Issue

Covic International Trading Inc. is recalling Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home
  • Do not consume the recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Canada – MVP brand yellow onions recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Yellow onions
Issue
Food » Microbial Contamination » Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute the recalled products

Affected products
Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional information
MVP Yellow onions 50 lb / 22.7 kg N/A Imported between July 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021 Produce of Mexico

Issue

Industry is recalling MVP brand yellow onions from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

These products may also have been sold in bulk, loose, or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names. The CFIA will continue its investigation and additional recalls may follow.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment
  • Do not consume the recalled products
  • Do not serve, use, sell, or distribute the recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Canada – AlBurj brand Tahina and Halawa recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Product
Tahina and halawa
Issue
Food » Microbial Contamination » Salmonella
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell, serve, or distribute the recalled products

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
AlBurj (Arabic characters only) Tahina 800 g 6 217000 020646 P: 06/2021
E: 11/2022

P: 06/2021
E: 05/2023

AlBurj Tahina 18 kg 6 217000 020646 P: 06/2021
E: 05/2023
AlBurj (Arabic characters only) Halawa Original (Arabic characters only) 800 g 6 217000 020172 P: 06/2021
E: 05/2023
AlBurj (Arabic characters only) Halawa Pistachio Extra (Arabic characters only) 800 g 6 217000 020677 P: 06/2021
E: 05/2023

Issue

Jabbour Export/Import Ltd. is recalling AlBurj brand Tahina and Halawa from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products have been sold in Alberta.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment
  • Do not consume the recalled products
  • Do not serve, use, sell, or distribute the recalled products
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Canada – Certain sliced mushroom products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

CFIA

Summary

Product
Certain sliced mushroom products
Issue
Food » Microbial Contamination » Listeria
What to do

Do not consume, use, sell or serve the affected products

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
None (prepared for Metro Brands) Sliced White Mushrooms 227 g 0 59749 86872 3 Best before 2021 OCT 25
Carleton Mushrooms Sliced White 227 g 0 33383 67600 5 Best Before 2021 NOV 08 CM
Carleton Mushrooms Organic Sliced White 227 g 8 56243 00140 9 Best Before 2021 NOV 08 CM
Carleton Mushrooms Sliced Cremini 227 g 0 68414 96960 3 Best Before 2021 NOV 08 CM
PC Organics White Sliced Mushrooms 227 g 0 60383 18639 5 Best Before 2021 NOV 08 CM

Issue

Carleton Mushroom is recalling Sliced White Mushrooms prepared for Metro Brands from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product.

The recalled product has been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Canada – Correction – Updated Food Recall Warning – Dorsey brand, MVP brand, Pier-C brand, and Riga Farms brand Onions, Product of Mexico recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 29, 2021 – The food recall warning issued on October 28, 2021 has been amended to correctly identify the affected products. The corrections for these products are marked by an asterisk (*). This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling Dorsey brand, MVP brand, Pier-C brand, and Riga Farms brand Onions, Product of Mexico from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below or foods containing these raw onions. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, use, or sell the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

These products may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names as described below. The CFIA will continue its investigation into other possible importers and additional recalls may follow.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional information
Dorsey Yellow Onions Mesh sacks:
10 lb / 4.54 kg
0 33383 60004 8* None – all products sold between July 7, 2021 and October 28, 2021, inclusively. Product of Mexico
MVP Yellow Onions 50 lb / 22.7 kg None 197*
208*
221*
Product of Mexico
Pier-C White Onions 2 lb / 0.907 kg 0 33383 60051 2 203*
209*
218*
228*
Product of Mexico. These onions may have been sold loose.
Pier-C White Onions 25 lb 0 33383 45101 5* 214*
215*
217*
221*
223*
224*
228*
Product of Mexico. These onions may have been sold loose.
Pier-C Yellow Onions 25 lb 0 33383 45095 7* 204*
210*
Product of Mexico. These onions may have been sold loose.
Pier-C Yellow Onions 40 lb /18.15 kg None 204*
208*
209*
210*
Product of Mexico. These onions may have been sold loose.
Riga Farms Yellow Onions 3 lbs / 1.36 kg 0 33383 60002 4 321621
323521
323621*
Product is labelled as Product of USA, although the onions are Product of Mexico

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. If you are unsure of the identity of the onions in your possession, check with your place of purchase.

Background

This recall was triggered by recalls in another country by Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho and by Keeler Family Farms of Deming, NM. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

Public enquiries and media

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: information@inspection.gc.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca

Canada – Sliced White Mushrooms prepared for Metro Brands recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

CFIA

(Prepared for Metro Brands) - Sliced White Mushrooms - 227 grams - front

Recall details

Ottawa, October 25, 2021 – Carleton Mushroom is recalling Sliced White Mushrooms prepared for Metro Brands from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
None (prepared for Metro Brands) Sliced White Mushrooms 227 g 0 59749 86872 3 Best before 2021 OCT 25

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Public enquiries and media

Company information
Carleton Mushroom
Telephone: 613-826-2868
Email: info@carletonmushroom.com
Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: information@inspection.gc.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca