On June 10th, the Florida company, Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC., recalled “all retail and bulk Karawan brand Tahini, sold in Jars: 450g (15.87 oz) and Buckets: 17kg (599.6 oz); 3kg (105.8 oz)” after four cases of food-borne illness from Salmonella contamination were revealed.
Tahini is a middle-eastern condiment that is comprised of toasted ground hulled sesame. It is usually served by itself as a dip, but many others use it for an ingredient in hummus, baba ghanoush or halva (a sweet and dense middle-eastern candy).
This recall was initiated due to a laboratory experiment that tested two samples of Kawaran brand tahini and found traces of Salmonella within both. As the FDA and the Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC continue to do research and get to the bottom of how the Salmonella contamination got into the tahini, the product will remain in recall. In addition, no further importation or distribution of the product will continue until the FDA is satisfied with their findings.
Tahini salmonella lawyer
Ron Simon, the tahini product came for Palestine between the dates of December 2018 and April 2019, with most product arriving in Texas and New York prior to distribution.
Salmonella contamination in foods is more common than one might like to believe, says Salmonella Lawyer Ron Simon. According to the CDC, there were 16 cases reported last year alone and there have already been four separate cases this year. The other three cases of Salmonella contamination this year have happened within the past four months and include: Butterball Brand Ground Turkey (March 13), Pre-Cut Melon (April 12), and Frozen Raw Tuna (April 15).
Salmonella is a bacterial disease that makes people sick. Those who experience salmonellosis have symptoms such as: vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fevers between 12 and 72 hours after the bacteria enters the human host. It is reported that about 1.2 million people fall ill from Salmonella contamination every year and about 450 people in the United States pass away from extreme cases of the disease.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above that may have resulted from eating something or have purchased any Kawaran brand tahini in the past few months, please see a health specialist. There are resources below to help you learn more about Salmonella contamination and about this specific food recall in the state of Florida.
For more information about the
Tahini Salmonella Recall
, or to speak to a Salmonella Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.