Possible salmonella contamination prompts recall for Aoun brand tahineh

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a recall has been issued for Aoun brand tahineh due to a possible salmonella contamination.

The tahineh distributed by Fattal International North America Inc. was sold in 454g packages with a best before date of March 12, 2023.

The recalled product has been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Consumers are advised to either throw the product out or return it to the place of purchase.

So far there have been no reported illnesses linked to the tahineh.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning can include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and in rare cases severe arthritis.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 11, 2022.

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