CVS Pharmacy Recalls Organic Herbal Tea Due to Possible Health Risk

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CVS Pharmacy has announced a voluntary recall of select cases of Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea, after being notified by the manufacturer that the product could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella.

According to the news release, the tea contains an ingredient that tested positive for the bacteria in another company’s product that the manufacturer’s raw material supplier produces. The CVS tea contains organic fennel seeds, licorice root, cinnamon, rooibos, star anise, ginger, peppermint, cardamom and cloves.

Although no reports have been made of illness, before the recall, approximately 200 units of the product were sold.

The recall product, which was packed in 1.4 oz cartons, has a single best by date of “18 Mar 2018” and a UPC code of “0 50428 541043.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been notified by the manufacturer and all affected products have been removed from CVS Pharmacy stores. In addition, a “do not sell” block has been added to the store register system to ensure all recalled items are not sold.

Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online 4/27/2016