March 5th, 2021 Tahina Recall

A bowl of sesame seeds
On March 5th, 2021 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall involving Kareem Mart’s Tahina food treats, which is a sesame seed puree mixed with other herbs and seasonings. The product is being recalled because it can potentially be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious infection in individuals with compromised immune systems like pregnant women, young children and elderly citizens. The symptoms of a typical Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. Other symptoms of a Salmonella infection can include nausea, vomiting or headaches. These symptoms can occur between six hours to six days after eating the contaminated food, and they can last between four and seven days. If a consumer has healthcare concerns, contact your local healthcare provider. Currently there are no reported illnesses. The product was sold under the brand Kareem Mart and could have been bought 1lb or 2lb plastic jars. It was also sold in a 10kg metal can. This product was distributed to Mediterranean stores in Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. The effected lot was sold in stores between April 2020 through October 2020. If you have this product, the company advises that it should not be consumed. It can either be disposed of, returned to the manufacturer, or returned to its place of purchase. To receive a full refund, the company asks that you email them the return receipt and the date the product was purchased. For more information go to: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/kareem-mart-recalls-tahina-because-possible-health-risks

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