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.
Codes(s) on Product
Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea
24 tea bags (48 g / 1.69 oz)
Best before dates of 2014FE01, 2014MR27, and 2014MR28
6 64322 10406 0
Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos
Best before date: 2014JA27
6 64322 20406 7
Hazard classification: Class 3
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.