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Published On: Sun, Feb 24th, 2013

Canada: Herbal tea recalled due to salmonella risk

Abbotsford, BC company, Nu-Tea Company Ltd., issued a voluntary recall of certain Tega brand Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea because of potential salmonella risk, according to a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) health hazard alert Saturday.

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The affected product comes in 24 tea bags (48 g / 1.69 oz) size with a  UPC 6 64322 10406 0 and Best Before dates of 2014FE01, 2014MR27, and 2014MR28.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Nu-Tea Company Ltd., Liz Bandelin, (866) 801-7600;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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    […] Canada: Herbal tea recalled due to salmonella risk The affected product comes in 24 tea bags (48 g / 1.69 oz ) size with a UPC 6 64322 10406 0 and Best Before dates of 2014 FE 01, 2014 MR 27, and 2014 MR 28. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. Read more on The Global Dispatch […]

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    […] Canada: Herbal tea recalled due to salmonella ris… The affected product comes in 24 tea bags (48 g / 1.69 oz ) size with a UPC 6 64322 10406 0 and Best Before dates of 2014 FE 01, 2014 MR 27, and 2014 MR 28. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. Read more on The Global Dispatch […]

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