Tea recalled because of Mexican strawberries tainted with hepatitis A virus

Urban Remedy is recalling Urban Remedy Organic Revitalizing Tea Tonic Strawberry Hibiscus Rose because it has the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

There is concern that consumers may have the product in their homes because of its long shelf life.

Urban Remedy contracts with Youngstown Grape Distributors Inc. to co-manufacture this product. The product may contain fresh organic strawberries linked to the FDA outbreak investigation of FreshKampo organic strawberries. https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-hepatitis-virus-strawberries-may-2022 .

Persons who purchased the affected product should not consume it, if consumed consult your health care provider or local health department to determine if a vaccination is appropriate. Consumers with symptoms of Hepatitis A should contact their health providers or the local health department immediately.

The implicated product has a LOT number of 1232 and a BEST BY date of 7/17/2022.

No illnesses have been reported consuming Urban Remedy product to date.

The product was sold in a 12ounce resealable plastic bottles at various retail stores in California, New Mexico, Virginia, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Wisconsin, Texas, Wyoming, Missouri, Maine, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Nebraska and Utah between May 17 and May 29.

Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that can cause liver disease. A Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. In rare cases, particularly consumers who have a pre-existing severe illness or are immune compromised, Hepatitis A infections can progress to liver failure. Illness usually occurs within 15 to 50 days after eating or drinking contaminated food or water. 

Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine or pale stool. In some instances, particularly in children under the age of six, Hepatitis A infection may be asymptomatic.

UPC

Description

Lot Number

Product Size

813377025831

Urban Remedy Organic Revitalizing Tea Tonic Strawberry Hibiscus Rose

1232 Best By 7/17/2022

12oz