Certain TEGA brand ORGANIC LEMON HIBISCUS GREEN ROOIBOS HERBAL TEA may contain Salmonella

Certain TEGA brand ORGANIC LEMON HIBISCUS GREEN ROOIBOS HERBAL TEA may contain Salmonella

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.

Affected products

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

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.

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianTravelHacking.com.

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