Ottawa, March 14, 2011 - The public warning issued on March 9, 2011 has been expanded to include additional imported tea products.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Organic Peppermint Herbal Teas described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected teas have been recalled in the USA by Aromatics Inc. due to possible Salmonella contamination.
This is an ongoing food safety investigation. The CFIA is working with the United States Food and Drug Administration to identify all affected products imported into Canada from the USA. The CFIA is also working with Canadian importers to trace-back and recall all affected products that may have been distributed in Canada. As more products are identified, the CFIA will continue to update its list of recalled products.
The following Organic Peppermint Teas are affected by this alert:
|Distributor / Importer||Product||Size||UPC||Codes|
|David’s Tea, Montreal, QC||Peppermint Amour (Organic)
|500g||7 71541 48051 3||L102334
(Code located at top right corner of label)
|David’s Tea, Montreal, QC||Organic Peppermint Amour||Variable weight
(from bulk tea)
|David’s Tea, Montreal, QC||Organic Peppermint Amour||50g
(sold via internet)
Some of the organic teas identified in the table above may have been sold from bulk and / or repackaged into smaller sized units with no label information. If you have purchased Organic Peppermint teas, and are unsure if you have the recalled product, check with your place of purchase to verify if it is subject to the recall.
These products have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.