Tahina recalled why it may be contaminated with Salmonella

Food withdrawal warning: Alkanater Tahina’s mark was withdrawn due to Salmonella

Withdrawal date: January 14, 2020

Reason for withdrawal: microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification: class 2
Company / Company: Phenicia Group Inc.
Distribution: Ontario, possibly national, Quebec
Scope of distribution: Retail

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Ottawa, January 14, 2020 – Phenicia Group Inc. is recalling the Alkanater Tahina brand due to possible Salmonella pollution. 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.

Product withdrawn

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

What should you do

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

Check if you have the product removed in your home. Products recalled must be discarded or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Contaminated food with Salmonella It may not look or smell spoiled, but it can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems can get serious and sometimes fatal 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.


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 If other high-risk products are withdrawn, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Withdrawal Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that the industry is eliminating the product recalled.


No diseases associated with the consumption of this product have been reported.


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