Recalls & Warnings
ConsumerLab.com is keeping you informed with current product recalls and warnings.
Posted May 6, 2017
Herbal Teas Recalled Due To Botulism Risk
One case of botulism associated with drinking this tea has been confirmed in California, according to the LA Times.
Clostridium botulinum is an organism which can cause botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. Symptoms include general weakness, muscle weakness, dizziness, double-vision, abdominal tension, constipation, trouble with speaking or swallowing and difficulty in breathing. People experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. It can lead to life-threatening paralysis of breathing muscles requiring support with a breathing machine (ventilator) and intensive care.
The recalled herbal teas were distributed to individual customers and acupuncturists in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. They include:
- Herbal Tea Variety Batches prepared on premise at U.S. Deer Antler Ex. & Imp. in Los Angeles , CA between 4/1/17 and 4/30/17
- Packaging: 120 ml per pouch, 40 pouches per case
Consumers who have purchased this tea should not drink these teas, and return them to their original place of purchase.
See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Green Tea Supplements, Drinks and Brewable Teas for tests of related products.
See Related Warnings:
For more about the recall, use the link below.