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Blue Apron issues warning of salmonella after voluntary recall of sauce

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Blue Apron delivery box. (Photo: Blue Apron)

(KUTV) -- Blue Apron, the meal prep delivery service, issued a warning after its sesame tahini sauce showed a potential presence of Salmonella.

The company stated in its email to subscribers:

We sincerely apologize for this ingredient issue. Ensuring that our customers receive high quality, fresh ingredients that are safe to eat is always our highest priority. As a result of this incident we will be evaluating our relationship with this supplier. For additional information on our commitment to food safety, please visit our food safety page.

The voluntary recall of the sauce was conducted by one of the company's suppliers, Soom Foods.

The sauce was included as an ingredient in the Dukkah-Spiced Beef & Couscous recipe offered in some of its delivery boxes.

Subscribers who may have prepared and eaten the meal are encouraged to seek medical attention if feeling sick.

According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of Salmonella infection generally last two to seven days and include

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Blood in the stool

Diarrhea may last up to 10 days, although it may take several months before bowels return to normal, the clinic said.


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