Multiple recalls have been issued by Israeli companies for tahini that tested positive for Salmonella after oubreaks of food poisoning.
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2019 Tahini Salmonella Recall
May 15, 2019 — Health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Concord illnesses linked to “Karawan Tahini and Halva” brand tahini imported from Israel.
The New York City Department of Health tested Karawan® tahini and found that the product was contained Salmonella.
Karawan tahini was distributed in bulk to restaurants and may have been used to make other foods, such as hummus.
Broddzenatti Holding LLC of Jupiter, Florida recalled retail and bulk Karawan brand Tahini, sold in 16-ounce jars and 39-pound buckets that were imported from Palestine between the dates of December 2018 to January 2019.
The tahini of concern may be labelled as either “Karawan Tahini” or as “El Karawan Tahini.” Consumers should avoid eating this tahini. It was sold in bulk to retailers and restaurants and was also available to consumers at retail locations and online. It may have also been used in other food products sold to consumers.
What is Tahini?
Tahini is made from sesame seeds and can be served on its own or used as an ingredient in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern style dishes, such as hummus, falafel, and baba ganoush.
2018 Tahini Salmonella Recall
November 27, 2018 — Achdut LTD. of Ariel, Israel, has recalled all tahini produced between April 7 and May 21, 2018 due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
The tahini was sold under 5 brand-names and certain products testing positive for a strain of Salmonella that sickened at least 5 people in the U.S. who ate hummus.
The recalled tahini brand-names include:
The tahini product names are: Tahini, Whole Tahini, Organic Tahini and Seasoned Tahini.
They come in container sizes: 15oz, 16oz, 17.6oz, 635 oz (428g, 454g, 500g, 18Kg), with Lot Numbers 18-097 to 18-141 or with expiration dates between April 7, 2020 through May 21, 2020.
Some brands of tahini manufactured by Achdut Ltd. may lack specific dates or may have labels that are written in Hebrew.
As of November 27, the CDC investigation identified 5 ill people in the U.S. from Hawaii, Michigan, and New York who were infected with a strain of Salmonella Concord that was also found in a sample of tahini that was tested at the point of import to the U.S.
Out of the 5 sick people who were interviewed, all 5 reported eating hummus made with tahini — either in a restaurant in the U.S., or after eating tahini or hummus during international travel.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause food poisoning. The symptoms of infection usually last from 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. The symptoms usually include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection.
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