OTTAWA, April 24, 2018 /CNW/ -
IssueHealth Canada is advisingCanadians that one lot of "Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea" herbal tea is being voluntarily recalled by Traditional Medicinals after a company supplier found Salmonella contamination in a tea ingredient (lemon myrtle leaf). An infection caused
The recalled product was sold at stores across Canada and online, including Amazon Canada, Bulk Barn, Loblaws, London Drugs and Walmart. It is promoted to relieve the symptoms and shorten the duration of upper respiratory tract infections.
Who is affected
What consumers should do
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada is monitoring the company's recall and will inform Canadians if new safety information arises, as needed.
BackgroundSalmonella are bacteria that can cause intestinal illness (salmonellosis). They pose serious health risks. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, nausea, abdominal cramps and vomiting. The symptoms can appear 12 to 72 hours after exposure and the illness usually lasts four to seven days. The risk of serious health effects is greatest for young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.
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