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Food Recall Warning - Alkanater brand Tahina recalled due to Salmonella

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
January 14, 2020
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Phoenicia Group Inc.
Distribution:
Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
13657

Recall details

Ottawa, January 14, 2020 - Phoenicia Group Inc. is recalling Alkanater brand Tahina from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in Quebec and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Alkanater Tahina 454 g 6 92551 00002 0 PRO: 08/20/2018
EXP: 08/20/2020
LOT: TT4N-180820

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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

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Public enquiries and media

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: cfia.enquiries-demandederenseignements.acia@canada.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@canada.ca
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