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April 26, 2016

CVS issues voluntary recall of herbal tea product over salmonella scare

Certain versions of Gold Emblem Organic Spiced Herbal Tea are affected

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CVS Pharmacy has issued a voluntary recall of select cases of Gold Emblem Abound™ Organic Spiced Herbal Tea.

CVS Pharmacy has issued a voluntary recall of Gold Emblem brand Organic Spiced Herbal Tea after receiving notification from the manufacturer that the product may potentially be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports.

According to the FDA report, "an ingredient produced by the manufacturer’s raw material supplier tested positive for Salmonella in another company’s product. CVS Pharmacy’s Gold Emblem product also contains this ingredient."

The product, sold in CVS stores nationwide, is labeled “Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea 1.41 oz” and was packed in 1.4-ounce cartons with a single best-by date of March 18, 2018, and UPC code 0 50428 541043.

No other best-by dates are affected, the FDA reports.

Approximately 200 units of the product were sold prior to this recall, however, no cases of illness related to this product have been reported at this time.

Read the full recall report here.

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