A recall for Karawan brand tahini products, which are linked to a Salmonella outbreak, has been expanded. Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC of Jupiter, Florida has issued two previous tahini recalls in connection with this outbreak. One on May 15, 2019, for select sizes of Karawan brand tahini and another on May 20, 2019, for SoCo brand tahini.
This expansion of the first recall was prompted by product tests conducted by New York state health officials that were positive for Salmonella. The recall now includes all sizes of Karawan brand tahini produced between December 2018 and April 2019. The company has stopped importing and distributing the product.
Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, is among the various seed and nut butter products regularly linked to food poisoning outbreaks. “These products can become contaminated with Listeria, E. coli or Salmonella after the roasting process,” said Ryan Osterholm, a Pritzker Hageman food poisoning lawyer who filed an E. coli lawsuit on behalf of a child who developed a nearly fatal complication of an E. coli infection called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) after eating I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter at a daycare in Flagstaff, AZ.
The Salmonella outbreak linked to Karawan tahini products has sickened four people in three states. One of them required hospitalization. The illnesses, two in New York and one each in Massachusetts and Texas, were reported from March 9, 2019 to March 23, 2019. The people sickened range in age from 8 to 32 years old.
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