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Tahini recalled nationally over salmonella risk

07/17/2013 11:13 EDT | Updated 09/16/2013 05:12 EDT
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public about a brand of tahini that may contain salmonella bacteria.

The CFIA issued the recall on Tuesday.

The recall includes 454-gram sized jars of Canadian Lebanese Investment Corporation (CLIC) brand sesame tahini past with the lot code #1432/12 and UPC #0585804740977.

The product is sold across Canada.

This is the third time this year that the CFIA has recalled CLIC brand sesame tahini paste. One lot was recalled in February. In March, the CFIA announced that additional lots were being recalled.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with any of the recalled products.

Salmonella is a potentially deadly bacteria with symptoms that typically start within six to 72 hours of exposure to contaminated food.

Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, chills and headache and usually last four to seven days.

In healthy people, salmonellosis often clears up without treatment. People who experience severe symptoms, or who have underlying medical conditions, should contact their health-care provider if they suspect they have a salmonella infection.

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