Strawberry tea recalled over hepatitis A concerns

A strawberry tea is being recalled amid a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak that could be linked to recent natural strawberries.

Urban Remedy recalled a sure lot of its Urban Remedy Organic Revitalizing Tea Tonic Strawberry Hibiscus Rose “because it has the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A,” in line with a recall discover posted by the Food and Drug Administration.  

The product, co-manufactured by Youngstown Grape Distributors Inc., runs the chance of contamination as a result of it “may contain fresh organic strawberries linked to the FDA outbreak investigation of FreshKampo organic strawberries,” the recall discover continued. 

The recalled product, manufactured in 12-ounce resealable plastic bottles, was offered at retail shops in two dozen states on the finish of May, in line with the recall discover. 

The product has a best-by date of July 17, 2022. 

“At Urban Remedy, food safety is our company’s top priority,” Urban Remedy CEO Paul Coletta mentioned in a press release. 

Coletta says the company is “committed to keeping their consumers informed and is asking those who purchased product with the affected lot number to dispose of the item or return it to place of purchase for full credit.” 

This comes as federal and state well being officers proceed investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A infections, which have been linked to recent natural strawberries imported from Baja California, a state in Mexico, and offered beneath the manufacturers FreshKampo and HEB. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are additionally investigating the strawberries.

To date, 17 infections have been reported in three states, in line with the CDC. Twelve individuals have been hospitalized.  

“Imported fresh organic strawberries have been identified as the likely source of that outbreak,” the FDA mentioned. 

Hepatitis A could cause gentle and extreme sicknesses, and in uncommon instances, it might trigger liver illness and dying, in line with the FDA, though most individuals who change into contaminated absolutely recuperate inside a couple of weeks.

FOX Business’ Landon Mion contributed to this report. 

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