Broddzenatti Holding LLC, Jupiter, Fla., is recalling 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 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Karawan brand Tahini was distributed in the following states: New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Texas and distributors sold the product to retail stores.
Specific information on how to identify the product includes:
- Name of product: Tahini
- Brand name: Karawan Tahini
- Unit size: 16-ounce plastic retail jars and 39-pound plastic bulk buckets
- Storage conditions: No refrigeration storage needed.
- Expiration Date (s): Two years from the production. The expiration date is located on the lid of the containers.
Four illnesses have been reported to date.
This recall has been initiated due to New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene laboratory results from two samples of Karawan brand tahini testing positive for Salmonella. Broddzenatti Holding has ceased the importation and distribution of the product as FDA and Broddzenatti Holding continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.