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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Alkanater brand Tahina may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
September 23, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Groupe Phoenicia Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6733

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 23, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Phoenicia Products Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Alkanater brand Tahina described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Alkanater brand Tahina, is sold in 908 g containers bearing UPC 6 92551 00001 3 and codes "Prod.: 5/1/2011" and "Exp.: 5/1/2013".

This product has been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importer, Phoenicia Products Inc., St-Laurent, Quebec is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Produits Phoenicia Products Inc. at 514-389-6363;

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these 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.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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