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Monday, February 25, 2013

Got Tea? Got Salmonella? ALERT!

February 24, 2013 Health Canada issues Salmonella Tea Alert!


Salmonella poisoning- Not your typical cup of tea? Two teas distributed in most Canadian provinces have been found to contain Salmonella. Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a sometimes deadly foodborne illness.

 Teas Containing Salmonella 

Two teas, pictured below, containing Salmonella are affected by this alert: Murchie's Lemon Drop Tea, and Co-Op Gold Organic Pomegranate White Tea.
image Salmonella Alert Lemon Drop Tea Package
image Salmonella ALert Co-Op Gold Organic Pomegranate White Te package

About Salmonella Poisoning

Salmonella Poisoning, or salmonellosis, a foodborne illness, is odorless,and tasteless. 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 further details of this health alert visit:The Health Canada Tea Alert

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