Multiple recalls have been issued for tahini and tahina after outbreaks of Salmonella in Texas.
Need a Texas Tahini Salmonella Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning after eating recalled tahini or hummus, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
UPDATE: Al Kanater Tahini Recalled for Salmonella Risk
In November 2021, International Golden Foods recalled Al Kanater Tahini after a product tested positive for Salmonella. The recalled tahini was distributed nationwide and sold in 16-ounce jars, which were marked as “Al kanater Tahini Sesame Paste 1 lb. (454 gr), Lot #TT4N‐201127 and Product Code AT1LB.
Tahina Recalled in Texas for Salmonella Risk
In January 2020, Five Star Foods Inc. recalled Sham Gardens® Excellent Tahina because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. It was distributed in Texas, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Florida, North Dakota, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Karawan Tahini Salmonella Outbreak
Several people got sick after eating tahini or hummus at restaurants. Health officials in New York visited a restaurant and determined that Karawan tahini was used in the food.
Furthermore, the outbreak strain of Salmonella Concord was found in multiple containers of Karawan tahini that were opened and sealed. After 4 illnesses were confirmed, a recall was issued by the company that imported tahini.
How Many People Are Sick?
As of May 14, 2019, the CDC has linked Karawan tahini to a total of 4 illnesses with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Concord in 3 states — Massachusetts (1), New York (2), and Texas (1), according to the outbreak investigation.
The illnesses began on dates between March 9, 2019 and March 23, 2019. One person was hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Karawan Tahini Recall
May 23, 2019 — Brodt Zenatti Holding, LLC, of Jupiter, Florida recalled all Karawan® Tahini and SoCo® Tahini imported from Palestine due to a risk of Salmonella infection.
Karawan Tahini may be labeled as “El-Karawan” or “Karawan Tahini and Halva.” It was sold at grocery stores and in bulk sizes for use at restaurants in hummus and other foods. The products may not be marked with lot codes or information identifying the shipment date.
Karawan Tahini was directly distributed to New York and Texas, and possibly re-distributed to Massachusetts, Virginia, or other states.
The recall involves the following products:
- Karawan Tahini: Jars: 450g (15.87 oz) and Buckets: 17kg (599.6 oz) that were imported from Palestine
- SoCo Tahini: Container: 380g (135 oz)
Salmonella Food Poisoning Risks
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal food poisoning, especially in people with weak immune systems, children, elderly adults, and pregnant women.
In healthy adults, the symptoms of a Salmonella infection often include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain for 4-7 days.
Salmonella infections can also cause life-threatening complications, such as bloodstream infections, arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, arthritis, or death.
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