Tea Recalled in Canada Over Salmonella Concerns

Angela Ayles
by Angela Ayles | February 25, 2013 @ 8:48 am | 0 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an alert on certain products sold by 2 tea brands in Canada as the products may contain salmonella.

The specific products in question are Murchie’s Lemon Drop Tea, Co-Op Gold’s Organic Pomegranate White Tea and Tega’s Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea. You can see the information (including sizes and UPC codes) in the chart below.

The recall is considered a Class 2, according to the CFIA, because it poses a high risk for consumers. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term symptoms include severe arthritis.

The items were distributed in the following provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan but may have been distributed nationally. Consumers are urged not to consume these products.

There have been no reported illnesses to date.

Consumers with questions or concerns regarding the recall can contact the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday) or by filling out the online feedback form.

You can see photos of the specific products below:

Source: CFIA