CVS recalling organic herbal tea after salmonella contamination

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CVS Pharmacy on Tuesday said it was recalling cases of an organic herbal tea due to a potential salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

An ingredient in the Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Tea tested positive in another company's product, officials said. The ingredient is is produced by the manufacture's raw material supplier.

Officials said the product is labeled “Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea 1.41 oz” and was packed in 1.4 oz cartons.

The product has a single best by date of 18 Mar 2018 with a UPC code 0 50428 541043, the FDA said. No other best by dates are affected. The product was available at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide.

For pictures of the product, click the link to the right of the article.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Customers who purchased the recalled product should immediately discontinue use and return the item to CVS Pharmacy for a refund.

For additional information contact the company at 1-800-SHOP-CVS Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM ET.

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