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Canada expands sesame seed recall to include more products

A Canadian recall of sesame seeds due to potential Salmonella contamination has expanded to include more products and additional distribution information since the initial industry-attributed recall notice reported on Jan. 26. As of Tuesday, the following products had been recalled: ARZ Fine Foods Sesame Seeds White, 1 lb. Packed on 18.JA.09; Sold at ARZ Fine… Continue Reading

FDA Urged to Require Allergen Labeling for Sesame Seeds

As many as 500,000 Americans are estimated to be allergic to sesame seeds, but current rules on allergen labeling don’t include a requirement for them. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a Washington, D.C., consumer advocacy organization, is now asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to add sesame seeds to its… Continue Reading

McCormick Canada Recalls Some Sesame Seeds

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. The following products are affected by this alert: Club… Continue Reading

Sesame Seeds Recalled For Salmonella

Two California spice companies Monday recalled sesame seeds after learning from their supplier that the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.  No illnesses have yet been associated with either of the recalls. City of Industry, CA-based Julia’s Spices Inc. Monday recalled all hulled sesame seeds it produced between Nov. 17, 2009 and Feb. 25,2010 for… Continue Reading