If You’ve Bought Tea at Wegmans Recently, You Need to Read This
No customers have reported illnesses from the affected batch, but you should still double check your Wegmans tea.
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Wegmans is an oasis for healthy food and drinks, but there’s one item you should be wary of. Traditional Medicinals, a brand of tea sold at the grocery chain, has voluntarily recalled its EveryDay Detox Lemon Tea and Organic Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea Caffeine Free Tea. If you’ve purchased either of those teas, you’ll want to return them to Wegmans for a full refund — the recall is because of “potential salmonella contamination.”
Is your tea part of the recall?
To find out if your teas are part of the affected batch, look for the EveryDay Detox Lemon Tea with the lot number 19461 or the UPC number 03291700197. For the Organic Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea Caffeine Free Tea, look out for the lot number 19482 and the UPC number 03291700159.
On April 16, Traditional Medicinals CEO Blair Kellison issued an open letter to customers on the company’s website. Kellison explained in the letter that no customers have reported illnesses from the affected batch. It’s better to be on the safe side, though— salmonella can cause symptoms like headaches, fever, and diarrhea.
The news comes after a massive E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce. Still, that doesn’t mean you should be too worried every time you go to the grocery store. As Kellison notes in her letter, food products go through testing procedures before they hit shelves, so instances like these are still rare in the grand scheme of things. But if you want to be extra careful, be sure to keep clean at home—these are the germiest surfaces inside.