Frontier Tea Recall — Norway, Iowa’s Frontier Co-op has initiated a voluntary recall of the Organic Hoijcha Tea manufactured and distributed by the company due to concerns that the product is contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
Hoijcha Tea Recalled after Ingredient Tests Positive for Salmonella
The recalled tea was distributed and sold nationwide “between the dates of December 13, 2014 [and] April 21, 2016],” according to the company’s recall announcement, which was posted to the US Food And Drug Administration (FDA) website earlier this week.
The one pound (16 oz.) bulk packages of Hojicha Tea are marked with item number 2920 on the front label directly above the UPC code. In the case of affected packages, the item number (#2920) is directly followed by one of these five lot codes: 4338, 5096, 5191, 5289, and 6042.
The recalled products are marked with UPC code number 0-89836-02920-1.
Salmonella: Signs & Symptoms
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.