CVS Pharmacy has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of select cases of its Gold Emblem Abound branded organic spiced herbal tea, citing a possible salmonella contamination.
An ingredient produced by the manufacturer’s raw material supplier – which is used in the CVS product -- tested positive for Salmonella in another company’s product, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Sunday in a recall notice.
The recalled tea, packaged in 1.4-ounce cartons, can be identified by the number 0 50428 541043 and a “Best By” date of March 18, 2018.
No other best by dates are affected, the FDA said. About 200 units of the product were sold prior to the recall.
“The company is not aware of any reported cases of illness to date related to this product and it has issued this voluntary recall as a matter of precaution,” according to the recall notice.
CVS Pharmacy has removed the affected product, which was sold nationwide, from its stores.
See the FDA’s description of Salmonella below:
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.