Food recall warning

AlBurj brand and Algota brand tahina/tahini and halawa/halvah recalled due to Salmonella

Brand(s)
Last updated

Summary

Product
Tahina/tahini and halawa/halvah
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) Tahina 400 g 6 217000 020417 P: 03/2021
E: 03/2023
AlBurj (Arabic characters only) Tahina 800 g 6 217000 020646 P: 03/2021
E: 03/2023
AlBurj (Arabic characters only) Halawa Original (Arabic characters only) 400 g 6 217000 020561 P: 03/2021
E: 03/2023
Algota Sesame Tahini 800 g 6 210924 160153 P.4/2020
E.4/2022
Algota (Arabic characters only) Halvah Tahini 900 g 6 210924 140155 P.4/2020
E.4/2022
Algota (Arabic characters only) Halvah with Pistachio 900 g 6 210924 150154 P.4/2020
E.4/2022

Issue

Basha Foods International is recalling AlBurj brand and Algota brand tahina/tahini and halawa/halvah from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled products have been sold from Basha Foods International, 2717 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, 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

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.

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Additional information

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results.

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

What is being done

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (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.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Category
Food » Nuts, grains, and seeds
Companies

Basha Foods International

Published by
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Audience
General public
Recall class
Class 2
Identification number
RA-63622
Media and public inquiries
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