Tea recalled due to Mexican strawberries contaminated with hepatitis A virus

Urban Remedy is recalling Urban Remedy Organic Revitalizing Tea Tonic Strawberry Hibiscus Rose because it may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

There are concerns that consumers will have the product in their homes due to 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’s investigation into the FreshKampo organic strawberry outbreak. https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-hepatitis-virus-strawberries-may-2022.

People who have purchased the affected product should not consume it. If consumed, consult your health care provider or local health department to determine if vaccination is appropriate. Consumers with symptoms of hepatitis A should contact their healthcare provider or local health department immediately.

The product involved has a LOT number of 1232 and an expiration date of 07/17/2022.

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

The product was sold in 12-ounce 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 and 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. The severity of a hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection can vary from mild illness lasting a few weeks to severe illness lasting several months. In rare cases, particularly consumers who have pre-existing serious illness or who are immunocompromised, hepatitis A infections may progress to liver failure. Illness usually occurs within 15 to 50 days of ingesting or consuming contaminated food or water.

Symptoms of hepatitis A include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine or pale stools. In some cases, especially in children under six, hepatitis A may be asymptomatic.


The description

Batch number

Product size


Urban Remedy Organic Revitalizing Tonic Tea Strawberry Hibiscus Rose

1232 Best by 07/17/2022

12 ounces

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