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There’s A Massive Tea Recall After Possibly Being Contaminated with Hepatitis A 

What the heck is going on right now?

There have been SO MANY recalls on food lately. I’m a bit afraid to eat anything I buy from the grocery store.

We had the Sugar Recall, the Peach Recall, the Strawberry Recall, the Peanut Butter Recall, the Peanut Butter Food Recall, and the Fruity Candy Recall. Then there was the Baby Formula Recall, the Ground Beef Recall, the Salad Recall, and the latest was the Cheese Recall.

Now, we are getting word that there is a recall on tea.

Because the FDA issued a recall on organic strawberries, now the recall is being extended to products that might have used those strawberries in production.

Urban Remedy has announced a voluntary recall on tea.

According to a company announcement, Urban Remedy has announced a voluntary recall on Urban Remedy Organic Revitalizing Tea Tonic Strawberry Hibiscus Rose.

The teas in question were sold in 12-ounce plastic bottles. They were co-manufactured by Youngstown Grape Distributors Inc.

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This product uses fresh organic strawberries — which you would think would be a good thing.

But, since the strawberry recall happened, it is possible this tea is contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Yes, this sounds super scary. But, there have been no reported illnesses as of yet from people who drink this tea.  

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.

Urban Remedy company announcement

The Urban Remedy company announcement goes on to say that if a Hep A illness occurs, it will typically be within 15-50 days after drinking the affected tea.

What are the symptoms of Hepatitis A?

Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection mirror many other illnesses, including COVID.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine or pale stool.

Urban Remedy company announcement

There is the possibility that some people won’t present with symptoms at all. This usually happens in children under 6 years old.

The company is saying that people who may have purchased the affected product should NOT consume it.

If you have already consumed the affected tea, you should consult your healthcare provider immediately. You might also want to contact your local health department to determine if you need to be vaccinated.

In case of the unfortunate scenario where symptoms of Hep A are already present, it is very important that you immediately contact your doctor or the local health department.

The product was sold in a 12oz resealable plastic bottle at various retail stores in CA, NM, VA, CO, WA, OR, CO, NY, PA, AZ, IL, OH, MD, WI, TX, WY, MO, ME, KY, MI, NC, MA, NE, and UT states between 5/17/2022 – 5/29/2022.

Urban Remedy company announcement

Please check your stock of tea, and throw any of the tea bottles in question straight in the trash.