Certain tea products may contain Salmonella bacteria
- Starting date:
- February 24, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Health Hazard Alert
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 3
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Federated Co-Operatives Ltd.
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Co-Op Gold||Organic Pomegranate White Tea||20 tea bags (40 g)||BBD: 2014JA26 and 2014MA26||0 57316 14280 1|
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CFIA Media Relations
For more informationFood 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.
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