Food watchdog warns of organic sesame seed recall
- January 23, 2008 1:23 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Tuesday announced an extensive recall of pre-packaged and bulk organic sesame seeds because of possible salmonella contamination.
The recall affects sesame seeds sold through various retailers in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. The sesame seeds were imported from Uganda.
Consumers should check the CFIA website for a complete listing of recalled products and lot codes.
No associated illnesses have been reported to the federal agency.
Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella may cause serious and even deadly infections in children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. In healthy adults, the salmonella bacteria can cause high fevers, severe headaches, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
For more information, consumers can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.
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