This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.
Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.
Food Recall Warning - Organic Matters brand Teas recalled due to Salmonella
- Recall date:
- March 21, 2019
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- OM Foods Inc
- British Columbia, Possibly National
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, March 21, 2019 - OM Foods Inc is recalling Organic Matters brand teas from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC||Code(s) on Product|
|Organic Matters||Organic Tulsi Tea Blend (Holy Basil)||1 kg (2.2 lb)
454 g (1 lb)
113 g (1/4 lb)
|none||28318, 30318, 32518, 35318, 02119, 03919, 06519|
|Organic Matters||Organic OM Tea Blend||454 g (1 lb)
113 g (1/4 lb)
|none||25118, 31818, 35318, 02119, 07319|
What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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