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Kareem Chef Tahina (Ground Sesame Paste) - recalled due to potential Salmonella

March 5, 2021 2:00 PM

Michigan, United States

Company name: Kareem Mart
Brand name: Kareem Chef
Product recalled: Tahina (Ground Sesame Paste)
Reason of the recall: Potential for Salmonella
FDA Recall date: March 05, 2021
Recall details: KAREEM MART of Garden City, MI, is recalling its 1lb, 2lb, 10kg of “Tahina” food treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that 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 “Tahina” were distributed in Mediterranean food stores in Michigan and Chicago, IL. Between April 2020 to October 2020. The product comes in 1lb, 2lb in plastic jars and the 10kg in metal can. There is only one lot distributed. With expiration date 07-01-2022.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem. Please do not consume the product and immediately dispose of the product or return it to 32816 Manor Park Garden City MI 48135. Or to the place of purchase. And send us a note to the email: with the return receipt and product purchase date for a full refund.

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.

Check the full recall details on

Source: FDA

Reported By User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Salmonella
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Doctor Visit: Yes
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“Company name: Real Water, Inc.
Brand name: Real Water
Product recalled: Water and Water Concentrate
Reason of the recall: Product may be linked to instances of non-viral hepatitis
FDA Recall date: March 24, 2021
Recall details: Real Water, Inc. of Mesa, AZ and Henderson, NV, has issued a volunt... See Moreary recall of all sizes of its Real Water brand drinking water, because it may be linked to certain instances of non-viral hepatitis which were reported in or about November, 2020 in the Las Vegas, NV area. Symptoms of all types of hepatitis, including non-viral hepatitis, are similar and can include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay or gray-colored bowel movements, joint pain, yellow eyes, and jaundice. Those experiencing these symptoms should contact their doctor.

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In addition, 5-gallon home and office delivery bottles were distributed through direct delivery to homes and offices in the greater Las Vegas, NV area, central California coastal region (North of Los Angeles, CA and South from Santa Barbara, CA), and Phoenix, AZ.  Also included in the recall are the 4 oz bottles of Real Water Concentrate, sold on the Firm’s website. The ready-to-drink bottles sold in retail stores have a blue rectangular bottle with “Real Alkalized Water” printed on the label. 5-Gallon home and office delivery bottles are blue with white labels.

Distributors have been notified of the recall and instructed to immediately remove recalled products from all store shelves, distribution, and other inventories to ensure they are no longer available for sale or consumption. Home and office delivery customers have also been instructed how to have products picked up.

The recall is the result of an investigation by the Southern Nevada Health District and the FDA after reported cases of non-viral hepatitis in or about November 2020 were suspected to be potentially linked to Real Water’s 5-gallon Home and Office Delivery.  Real Water takes customer safety seriously and promptly issued this recall on March 17, 2021 after being notified of the investigation.

The company has ceased production and distribution of the product as the FDA and the company continue their investigations into the potential cause of the problem. Consumers who may have recalled products should discard it immediately and not drink it. 

Customers of Real Water’s 5-gallon Home and Office Delivery should contact Real Water at the number or email below to have any remaining product picked up. Consumers who have purchased Real Water ready-to-drink bottles may return it to the place of purchase for refund. Consumers with questions, or to obtain a refund, may contact the company at 1-702-310-5437 on Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time or by email at

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