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Salmonella Prompts Tea Recall

The Republic of Tea is dedicated to the health and wellness of each and every citizen (customer). As such, we are issuing a voluntary recall of our Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea in response to a possible health risk. There have been no illnesses reported in connection with this voluntary recall. No other teas are impacted by this recall.

The Republic of Tea was notified by one of our suppliers, of the possibility that one lot of its organic ginger ingredient may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella is an organism, which 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, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The organic ginger supplier reported this finding from another customer. The Republic of Tea and the organic ginger supplier have conducted their own investigations and have tested numerous samples of organic ginger by accredited independent third party laboratories and confirmed the absence of Salmonella.

Despite the fact it was confirmed that there is no Salmonella in the organic ginger that was tested, The Republic of Tea is taking the precautionary measure to recall the following Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea:

Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea – 50 CT Tin UPC: 7-42676-40355-5 – Best Sipped by March 23, 2018
Organic Turmeric Ginger – 250 CT Bulk Bag UPC: 7-42676-30655-9 – Best Sipped by March 23, 2018
Organic Turmeric Ginger – 250 CT Bulk Bag UPC: 7-42676-30655-9 – Best Sipped by April 13, 2018
Organic Turmeric Ginger – 50 CT Refill Bag UPC: 7-42676-42155-9 – Best Sipped by March 23, 2018