The centers for control and prevention of diseases (CDC) issued a warning to those people in the country who are preparing to go on a picnic on memorial Day.
Pre-cut melon and popular type of tahini is used in summer salads and the hummus responsible for the outbreak of salmonellosis across the country.
Officials in the field of health is urging Americans to be careful in preparing for the picnic. Salmonella may begin to act within 24 hours, leading to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and exhaustion.
Outbreak of salmonellosis associated with melon, was tracked to Caito Foods, the manufacturer that supplies the watermelons, white nutmeg cantaloupe, musk melon and fruit platter throughout the country.
The fruit was sold in 16 States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, new York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Over the past few months got sick of 137 people.
According to the office of sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines, obtained by Food Safety News, the problem with Caito Foods was seen in 2016. The inspectors found evidence that staff at the factory in Indianapolis, taking out the trash, and then go back to cutting fruit without washing hands. In addition, they found the bacteria Listeria in Muscat pumpkin, but did not withdraw from the pumpkin sale because it is meant for cooking.
Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds that can be added to snacks, salads or hot dishes. In addition, it is the key ingredient of hummus. A couple of decades ago infected tahini would not affect the U.S. market. But in recent years middle Eastern food is firmly a fixture on the shelves of American supermarkets, restaurants and kitchens, and no hummus does not do any one party.
Opinion from sale tahini has also affected the company Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC in Jupiter, Florida, which manufactures tahini for two major brands – SoCo and Karawan. SoCo is the Israeli-Palestinian company, and the Karawan – from Ethiopia, “sesame capital of the world”. The two companies often found on the shelves of U.S. stores.
The warning, issued on Friday, the Centers for control and prevention of diseases of the United States called on the customers and the visitors of the supermarkets do not “have to serve or sell” tahini brands such as ‘Karawan Tahini’, ‘El-Karawan Tahini’ or ‘SoCo Tahini’, and any products using this paste.
Moreover, all surfaces which have come into contact with tahini, it is necessary to thoroughly clean.
They added: “Even if you ate some tahini and no one got sick, don’t eat it anymore”.
CDC warns about an outbreak of salmonellosis, which has already sickened hundreds of Americans updated: May 26, 2019 author: Elena Abdulaeva