Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin warns consumers a popular specialty tea from Jamaica has tested positive for salmonella, sometimes a fatal infection.
Caribbean Dreams Cerasee Tea has been found to be positive for salmonella. The tea is imported from Kingston, Jamaica, and was being sold at Ocho Rios Atlanta, Inc., Tucker, GA. and possibly other places.
Agriculture inspectors have been directed to remove the product from stores and warehouses. Testing was initiated after a consumer complained to the agriculture department concerning the tainted tea. Lab test confirmed the presence of salmonella.
"We will be looking for this product at retail outlets and warehouses, but consumers need to check their shelves at home," said Irvin. "Salmonella poisoning can make you awfully sick and miserable. If you have this tea, you need to return it to your place of purchase for a full refund."