Outbreak investigation: Salmonella Concord Linked to Tahini

The FDA advises consumers not to eat Karawan or El-Karawan labeled Tahini due to its potential contamination with Salmonella concord. The FDA and CDC are investigating a three-state (New York (2), Massachusetts, and Texas one each) outbreak of Salmonella concord that caused four illnesses and one hospitalization. Karawan or El-Karawan Tahini and Halva were imported from Israel. Epidemiological data and traceback data indicates that the Tahini product is the culprit. The FDA has requested that the product be recalled. The products label indicates that Brost Zenatti Holdings, LLC, of Jupiter Florida as the importer of the product. However, other importers might also have imported the products. Tahini is made from sesame seeds and is served on its own or as an ingredient of other dishes such as Hummus, Falafel and Baba Ganush. The outbreak Tahini was sold in bulk to retailers and restaurants and was also available online. The FDA notice said the current outbreak does not appear to be related to a previous 2018-2019 outbreak. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-concord-linked-tahini" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-concord-linked-tahini
Outbreak investigation of Salmonella Concord in Tahini

The FDA advises consumers not to eat Karawan or El-Karawan labeled tahini

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