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Health Hazard Alert - Certain tea products may contain Salmonella bacteria
- Recall / advisory date:
- February 24, 2013
- Reason for recall / advisory:
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- Murchie's Tea and Coffee Ltd.
- Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, February 24, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the tea products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario and may have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Murchie's||Lemon Drop Tea||25 tea bags (56 g)||Batch code 615125||0 67421 31025 5|
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.
For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
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