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Good Earth Tea Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination
The tea subject to the recall is limited to the blend with UPC Codes with Best By Dates of 18AUG12 to 02SEP12 respectively:
- Good Earth Caffeine Free Original-25 count sold at Costco (UPC 2701830401); as part of the Costco 3-pack (UPC 27018 30169)
- Good Earth Caffeine Free Original-18 count sold at Trader Joe’s (UPC 27018301356)
What are the Signs / Symptoms of Salmonella Poisoning (Salmonellosis)?
Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. They develop 12 to 72 hours after infection, and the illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. But diarrhea and dehydration may be so severe that it is necessary to go to the hospital. Older adults, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are at highest risk.
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How Do You Get Rid of Salmonella?
Most people recover from a salmonella infection without medical intervention. Antibiotic medications are usually only used to treat patients with severe symptoms. Patients with diarrhea should drink extra fluids until the condition subsides. In rare cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the individual requires emergency hospitalization.
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Bacterial Pathogens in Dried Teas
Both dried teas and herbs are derived from agricultural products and can be contaminated with bacterial pathogens during the production, processing, storage, and/or packaging process. Once contaminated, bacterial pathogens such as salmonella can survive for prolonged periods of time in these low-moisture products. Depending on the end use, for example, if dried teas are cold-brewed, the presence of bacterial pathogens creates a potential risk for foodborne illnesses.
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Do I have a Tea Recall Salmonella Poisoning Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Good Earth Salmonella poisoning lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Good Earth Tea Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been sickened with Salmonella poisoning after consuming contaminated tea included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.