Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 13, 2016 23:20 ET

Food Recall Warning: Organic Matters Brand Organic Hojicha Green Tea Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 13, 2016) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/24R5pd8

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.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Organic Matters Organic Hojicha Green Tea 113 g None T1308
Organic Matters Organic Hojicha Green Tea 454 g None T1308

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.

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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.

Illnesses

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

More information

• CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

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