Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Recall of Organic Hojicha Tea Due to Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2016
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NORWAY, IOWA (May 10, 2016) – Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling its Organic Hojicha Tea due to potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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 (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection withSalmonella 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.
To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
The recalled products were sold nationwide between the dates of December 13, 2014 – April 21, 2016. A list of affected product lots is listed below. On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will follow the item number (#2920) on the front label directly above the UPC code.
Brand Item Number Affected Lots UPC Size Image
Frontier Co-op 2920 4338
6042 0-89836-02920-1 1 lb. (16 oz) PDF
The raw material received by Frontier Co-op, which tested positive for Salmonellais being recalled by our supplier. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating this recall.
Consumers should not consume these products and should either throw away any remaining products or return to the point of purchase for a refund.
Please contact Frontier Co-op with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1-800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Co-op offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier’s goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier Co-op’s website at www.frontiercoop.com .
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm500342.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery