Al-Rabih Halva (Halawa) & Tahini Spread Recall [Canada]


Al-Rabih Pistachio Halva (Halawa) Sesame Paste Recall [Canada]

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Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa: Phoenicia Group Inc., a Montreal, Quebec establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) and Tahini Spreads from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Salmonella contamination and consequential risks of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/pj9t30rOTaq

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2021/76089r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) and Tahini Spread products are subject to this recall (in alphabetical order):

  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – Plain / Traditional, sold in 2.5 kilogram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 5 281003 552085
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – Plain / Traditional, sold in 200 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 0 62356 54451 5
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – Plain / Traditional, sold in 454 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10055 9
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – Plain / Traditional, sold in 907 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10054 2
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – Plain Light, sold in 454 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10064 1
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – with Chocolate, sold in 200 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10058 0
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – with Chocolate, sold in 454 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10065 8
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – with Chocolate, sold in 907 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10060 3
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – with Pistachios, sold in 2.5 kilogram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 5 281003 552580
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – with Pistachios, sold in 200 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 0 62356 54452 2
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – with Pistachios, sold in 454 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10057 3
  • Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) – with Pistachios, sold in 907 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10056 6
  • Al-Rabih branded Tahini (100% Sesame) – Sesame Paste, sold in 18 kilogram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 5 281003 551187
  • Al-Rabih branded Tahini (100% Sesame) – Sesame Paste, sold in 200 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 0 62356 54450 8
  • Al-Rabih branded Tahini (100% Sesame) – Sesame Paste, sold in 4.54 kilogram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 5 281003 551101
  • Al-Rabih branded Tahini (100% Sesame) – Sesame Paste, sold in 454 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10053 5
  • Al-Rabih branded Tahini (100% Sesame) – Sesame Paste, sold in 907 gram containers; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes ranging from 19620 up to and including 36020 with a UPC of 7 70338 10052 8

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) and Tahini Spreads can be found on the Web site above.

==> No item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) and Tahini Spread products are thought to have been marketed, distributed and sold in all Canadian provinces although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution outside the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to the CFIA, Phoenicia Group has recalled certain batch/lots of Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) and Tahini Spreads from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Salmonella contamination. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Halva or Tahini products identified above.

==> For information about Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Al-Rabih branded Halva (Halawa) and Tahini Spread products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat bacterial poisonings such as Salmonellosis.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Phoenicia Group at +1-514-389-6363 (Quebec head office) or +1-905-829-2488 (regional Ontario office) during normal business hours Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday or by e-mail at info@phoeniciagroup.com.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752.

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or +1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at +1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@canada.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Tahini Sesame Paste, please search for “sesame” or more generically, “spreads” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Salmonella contamination, please search for “Salmonella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Phoenicia Group Inc., please search for “Phoenicia” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Al-Rabih brand name, please search for “Al-Rabih” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: not listed for this recall notification at press time
Recalls Direct RIN: 14711-2021
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