The Salmonella outbreak linked to tahini has ended, but it’s not too late for those who were sickened to file a lawsuit. The outbreak was linked to imported products that were distributed by Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC of Jupiter, Florida. Three recalls were issued. Two for Karawan brand tahini and one for SoCo brand tahini.
From March 9, 2019, to May 2, 2019, six people, ranging in age from 8 to 32 years, were sickened. One of them was hospitalized. Three states were affected. In New York, four illnesses were reported. Massachusetts and Texas reported one illness each.
Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. Seed and nut butter products are regularly linked to food poisoning outbreaks. “These products can become contaminated with dangerous pathogens after the roasting process,” said Ryan Osterholm, a Pritzker Hageman food poisoning lawyer who filed an E. coli lawsuit in connection with the I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter outbreak. Our client was a child who developed a nearly fatal complication of an E. coli infection called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
If you have been sickened by a recalled Karawan or SoCo tahini product, it’s still possible to file a lawsuit. If you’d like a free consultation with our Salmonella Team, call us toll-free at 1 (888) 377-8900, send a text to 612-261-0856. Or, use the form below. The consultation is free and there is no obligation.