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Food recall warning

Certain sesame seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
January 25, 2018
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
ARZ Fine Foods, Bulk Food Stop Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 25, 2018 - Industry is recalling certain sesame seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.

What you should do

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

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

Who is affected

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


This recall was triggered by the company. 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 recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
ARZ Fine Foods Sesame Seeds White 1 lb PACKED ON 18.JA.09 2 25166000569 2 ARZ Fine Foods,
1909 Lawrence Avenue E. Toronto, ON
None. Sold from bulk. Sesame seeds Variable weight None - all packages sold up to and including January 23, 2018. None Bulk Food Stop Inc,
2900 Warden Avenue, Scarborough, ON


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