June 25, 2019

Karawan Tahini Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Recalled

Broddzenatti Holding of Jupiter, Florida is recalling retail and bulk Karawan brand Tahini because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. There is a Salmonella Concord outbreak linked to this product that has sickened four people in three states.

Karawan Tahini Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Recalled

The recalled product is Karawan Tahini sold in 16-ounce jars and 39-pound buckets. It was imported from Palestine between the dates of December 2018 and January 2019. No refrigeration is needed with this product. The expiation date, which is located on the lid of the containers,  is two years from the production date.

The tahini was distributed in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Texas. The ill persons sickened in the outbreak live in New York, Massachusetts, and Texas.

The recall was initiated because of New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene laboratory results, taken from two samples of Karawan brand tahini, that tested positive for Salmonella bacteria. Broddzenatti Holding has stopped importing and distributing the product as the FDA investigates this outbreak.

If you purchased either size of this Karawan Tahini, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can so other people or animals can’t access it, or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund.

It’s a good idea to clean your pantry or refrigerator, or wherever you stored this product, with a mild bleach solution to kill any bacteria. Wipe down other products stored near the tahini, then rinse everything with clean water and dry. Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling this product and after cleaning.

The symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include a fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, stomach and abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that may be bloody. Symptoms usually start 12 to 72 hours after exposure. If you have eaten this Karawan Tahini and have been ill with these symptoms, see your doctor.

 

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