Salmonella Contaminated Tea – It’s Possible
Boost Tea Recall — Mesa, Arizona’s Awareness Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of the 7.4 oz. container of Boost Tea manufactured and distributed by the company due to concerns of Salmonella contamination.
A third party customer of FutureCeuticals, a large manufacturer and supplier of organic ingredients in North America, first uncovered the possibility of Salmonella contamination during routine testing.
Sources have disclosed to some outlets that organic spinach powder produced by FutureCeuticals tested positive for Salmonella in another company’s product other than in Boost Tea, which also contains the same organic spinach powder.
Awareness Corporation conducted its own investigation following notification of FutureCeutical’s issues by the FDA, and had independent lab analysis performed by two separate analytical laboratories. These tests confirmed an absence of Salmonella in Boost Tea; however, based on Awareness Corps.’ The possibility of Salmonella contamination was discovered during routine testing by concerns regarding product safety, it is conducting this voluntary recall. Additionally, Awareness has removed organic Spinach powder from Boost Tea and expects “new” Boost Tea to be available in the next few weeks.
The voluntarily recalled Boost Tea was distributed nationwide by distributors from Awareness. The product’s white plastic container is marked with Lot #022615 on the bottom panel of the container and with an expiration date of 10/17 stamped on the container. It was first sold to distributors on or about December 15, 2015.
Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and fever. In rare cases, the infection travels to the bloodstream, creating a “septic” infection and leading to complications including, but not limited to, arterial infections, arthritis, and endocarditis.
Salmonella septicimia is a life-threatening Salmonella infection that has spread to the bloodstream. Salmonella septicemia can be caused by any of the Salmonella bacteria, which are found in contaminated food and water. The infection is systemic and affects virtually every organ system. Salmonella bacteria in the blood – again, Salmonella septicemia – triggers a potentially life-threatening, whole-body inflammatory response.
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