Charkas Middle Eastern Foods—Al-Ribah Halawa Plain and Pistachio

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Product description

Al-Ribah Brand Halawa (Halva) plain and pistachio. Production Date: 02/01/2002. Expiry Date: 01/01/2004. 454gm Plastic Tub. Product of Lebanon. Imported by Charkas Middle East Foods. Distributed in Vic - Melbourne Metropolitan area.

What are the defects?

Tests have detected Salmonella. Some symptoms of salmonella poisoning are vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain which persists for more than 24 hours.

What are the hazards?

Food poisoning.

What should consumers do?

Do not use this product. Return it to the point of purchase for a full refund. For further information please contact: Charkas Middle East foods on phone (03) 9383 4487.


Charkas Middle Eastern Foods

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Coordinating agency

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is the coordinating agency for this recall.

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