The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and McCormick Canada are warning the public not to consume certain sesame seeds and sesame blends with herbs described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.  McCormick Canada, London, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

sesameseeds.jpgThe following products are affected by this alert:

Club House One Step Lemon and Herbs Seasoning

Club House Sesame Seed

Sysco Sesame Seed

Trade East Sesame Seed

The lot codes are printed by an ink jet on the package.  These products were distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled.  Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness.  In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections.  In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.  Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.