OTTAWA -- A possible Salmonella contamination has prompted Phoenicia Group Inc. to recall Al-Rabih brand Tahini from the marketplace.

The affected product was sold in 454g containers with the UPC 7 70338 10053 5, and a best before date of Oct. 19, 2022.

The company says the tahini has been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces or territories.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no reports of illness associated with the product.

Salmonella poisoning can result in a wide range of symptoms, from short-term fever, headache and nausea to more serious issues including severe arthritis and, in rare cases, even death.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 15, 2021.