An Abbotsford company is voluntarily recalling a brand of herbal tea after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency advised consumers not to drink it because of potential of salmonella poisoning.
CFIA is warning the public not to ingest certain Tega brand Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Teas because it may be contaminated with salmonella although there haven't been reports of illness tied to the product.
Nu-Tea Company Ltd. of Abbotsford is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the market.
The tea is sold in packages of 24 tea bags and bears the bar code 6 64322 10406 0.
The suspect packages have best before dates of Feb. 1, 2014, March 27, 2014 and March 28 2014.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, according to the inspection agency.
The disease may cause symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems it can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections.
For more information, consumers and industry can call Liz Bandelin, of Nu-Tea Company Ltd., at (866) 801-7600 or CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735.