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Tahini Salmonella Lawsuit

Tahini Salmonella Lawsuit

After 4 people were infected with Salmonella in May 2019, a recall was issued for Karawan Tahini and SoCo Tahini imported from Palestine.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting tahini induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the Problem?

Two samples of Karawan tahini tested positive for Salmonella contamination by the New York City Department of Health. After 4 illnesses were confirmed, the importer agreed to issue a recall.

How Many People Are Sick?

As of May 14, 2019, at least 4 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Concord in Massachusetts (1), New York (2), and Texas (1), according to an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The illnesses started on dates ranging from March 9, 2019, to March 23, 2019. One person was hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Tahini Recall

May 23, 2019 — Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC announced a recall for all Karawan® and SoCo® tahini because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Karawan tahini may also be labeled as “El-Karawan” or “Karawan Tahini and Halva.” The product that tested positive for Salmonella did not have lot codes or information identifying the shipment date.

Karawan Tahini was directly distributed to New York and Texas. It may have also been distributed to Massachusetts and Virginia or other states.

The recalled products include:

  • Karawan Tahini: Jars: 450g (15.87 oz) and Buckets: 17kg (599.6 oz) that were imported from Palestine
  • SoCo Tahini: Container: 380g (135 oz)

Karawan Tahini Tests Positive for Salmonella

New York health officials determined that several sick people ate hummus or tahini at restaurants where Karawan tahini was used. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Concord was found in opened and sealed containers of Karawan tahini at one of the restaurants.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Risks

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal food poisoning. The symptoms may include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonell can result in a bloodstream infection and severe complications such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, arthritis, or death.

Do I have a Tahini Salmonella Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting tahini induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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