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Food Recall Warning - Amira brand Tahini Sauce recalled due to Salmonella

Recall date:
February 26, 2015
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Amira Enterprises Inc.
Extent of the distribution:
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Recall details

Ottawa, February 26, 2015 - Amira Enterprises Inc. is recalling Amira brand Tahini Sauce from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Amira Tahini Sauce 750 g None 0 69467 40101 0

What you should do

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.


This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. 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 recalled product from the marketplace.


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

More information

Amira Entreprises Inc.: 514-382-9823 ext. 226

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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