Organic Matters brand Organic Hojicha Green Tea recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
May 13, 2016
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Organic Matters dba OM Foods
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
10606

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 13, 2016 - Organic Matters dba OM Foods is recalling Organic Matters brand Organic Hojicha Green Tea from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold nationally and through Internet sales.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Organic Matters Organic Hojicha Green Tea 113 g T1308 None
Organic Matters Organic Hojicha Green Tea 454 g T1308 None

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