Food recall warning

AlBurj brand Tahina and Halawa recalled due to Salmonella

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Tahina and halawa
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


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

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


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.

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Food - Candy, confectionary, snacks and sweeteners
Food - Nuts, grains, and seeds

Jabbour Export/Import Ltd.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency
General public
Hotels, restaurants and institutions
Recall class
Class 2
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Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID
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