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:

Affected products

Affected products
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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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. For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.
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