Posted April 24, 2018

Traditional Medicinals "Throat Coat" Lemon Echinacea Herbal Tea Recalled in Canada

On April 24, 2018, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA) advised consumers that one lot of Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea herbal tea is being recalled in Canada because it has the potential to contaminated by Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that has been linked to fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly adults, and people with weakened immune systems. In healthy adults, Salmonella can produce fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella infection 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.

The recalled tea was sold at stores across Canada and online, including Amazon Canada, Bulk Barn, Loblaws, London Drugs and Walmart. It can be identified by the following:
  • Natural Product Number (NPN) 80028539 (NPN is the number by which natural products in Canada can be identified

  • Lot#: 019

  • Expiration Date: February 2021
In the U.S., Wegmens Food Markets issued a recall of one lot each of Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea herbal tea and Traditional Medicinals EveryDay Detox Lemon tea due to the risk of Salmonella contamination. These teas are also sold on Amazon.com in the U.S.; however, its not know if the teas sold on the site have the same lot numbers and UPCs as those being recalled by Wegmans.

See Related Warnings:

Lithium Supplement Contaminated With E. Coli, Health Canada Warns

Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bars Recalled Due to E. Coli Risk

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To read Health Canada's recall notice, use the link below.