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Recall of halvah due to salmonella

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Kareem Mart Recalls “Halva” Because of Possible Health Risk

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Summary
Company Announcement Date: March 25, 2021 FDA Publish Date: March 26, 2021 Product Type: Food & Beverages
Foodborne Illness Reason for Announcement:
Potential Salmonella Contamination
Company Name: Kareem Mart Brand Name:
Kareem Chef
Product Description:
Flavored Halva

Company Announcement

Kareem Mart of Garden City, MI,is recalling its 1lb and 2lb Kareem Chef brand “Halva”, “Halva with Pistachio”, and “Halva with Chocolate” food treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, producing more severe illnesses infections.

The recalled “Halva” were distributed through Mediterranean food stores and wholesalers in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  Between March 2020 to Feb 2021.

Please do not consume the product and immediately dispose of the product or return to 32816 Manor Park Garden City MI 48135. Or to the place of purchase. And send us a note to the email: recalls@kareemmart.com with the return receipt and product purchase date for a full refund.

The products come in 1lb and 2lb plastic tubs. There is only one lot distributed.

With Best Before 07-01-2022.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing from samples in the stores by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Thank you.


Company Contact Information
Consumers: Distributing Department (313)651-4600 recalls@kareemmart.com
 

 

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Re: Recall of halvah due to salmonella

Although I am not in any of these listed states, I am glad you posted this. I didn't know that halvah could be contaminated. Most of the halvah I purchase, does not come from the USA.

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Re: Recall of halvah due to salmonella


@Flatbush wrote:

Although I am not in any of these listed states, I am glad you posted this. I didn't know that halvah could be contaminated. Most of the halvah I purchase, does not come from the USA.


@Flatbush @Not only can it be contaminated, but tahini and other sesame seed oil products have been amongst the most frequently recalled products I've posted about. It's a shame. I love halvah and tahini.