Wegmans recalls Traditional Medicinal herbal teas

Wegmans grocery stores and Traditional Medicinal have both posted recall notices on their websites, for EveryDay Detox Lemon Tea and Organic Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea Caffeine Free Tea. Both tea products are potentially contaminated with salmonella.

Traditional Medicinal indicated that its supplier of lemon myrtle leaf, which is a minor ingredient in both recalled tea products, tested a sample of the herb and discovered salmonella. Neither of the recalled products has been found to be contaminated specifically as yet. No illnesses have been reported as a result of consumption of these tea products.

The recalled products include:

  • EveryDay Detox Lemon with the lot number of 19461 and UPC: 03291700197
  • Organic Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea Caffeine Free Tea with a lot number 19482 and UPC: 03291700159

Consumers who have purchased either of these products should dispose of them properly or return them to the store of purchase.

Salmonella contamination is often a result of poor food safety procedures. In many cases, proper protocol is not followed regarding the handling of food products, to keep them safe from potential contamination.

Salmonellosis, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria, often results in acute gastroenteritis, an illness that usually results in diarrhea and/or vomiting due to severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by the bacteria. Infected individuals typically begin to experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 8 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food.

For more information about the Wegmans and Traditional Medicinal tea recall and about salmonella contamination, contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.