The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is alerting the public not to devour and retail shops, restaurants and institutions not to sell or utilize Liquid Tahina from Alwatania brand because of the possibility of it being infected by the Salmonella bacterium.

This warning was prompted by CFIA test reports and they are now doing a food safety inspection.

The details of affected product are listed below:-

Alwatania (Arabic label  only)
Liquid Tahina
350 g
6224007 246221
PRO: 20/05/2019
Best Before 19/05/2021

Consumers should look over if they have an affected product in their home. In case they have the product in their home, they must not consume it. The CFIA suggests that if anyone feels that he or she has fallen ill due to consumption of this product, he or she should visit their doctor and get their checkup done.

Till now, no illnesses have been reported linked with the consumption of this product.

Salmonella bacteria infected food does not usually smell, look, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become ill on getting infected with Salmonella. Infants, children, seniors, and people with not-so-strong immune systems are more prone to acquire serious illness due to their low immunity, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Anyone who has ate any of the recalled products and observed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should inform their doctors about the chance of exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are required to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can resemble other illnesses, thus leading to misdiagnosis many-a-times.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever within 12- 72 hours of eating infected food. Usually, healthy adults are sick for four days to a week. In some instances, diarrhea may become so severe that patients need to get hospitalized.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and immune-compromised individuals, such as cancer patients, have more chances to develop a severe and serious sickness and may sometimes prove to be fatal.
Some people get infected without falling ill or manifesting any symptoms. However, they may still be the carrier (asymptomatic carrier) and spread the infections to others.


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