Ottawa, February 23, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain Tega brand Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Nu-Tea Company Ltd., Abbotsford, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product(s) from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||UPC||Additional info|
|Tega||Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Te||24 tea bags (48 g / 1.69 oz)||6 64322 10406 0||Best before dates of 2014FE01, 2014MR27, and 2014MR28|
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For more information
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).
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
Fact Sheet: Salmonella Food Safety Facts
For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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) or by filling out the online feedback form.
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