Food recall warning

Organic Matters brand Teas recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
March 21, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
OM Foods Inc
British Columbia, Possibly National
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated: 2019-03-29 17:26:09

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 21, 2019 - OM Foods Inc is recalling Organic Matters brand teas from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Organic Matters Organic Tulsi Tea Blend (Holy Basil) 1 kg (2.2 lb)
454 g (1 lb)
113 g (1/4 lb)
28318, 30318, 32518, 35318, 02119, 03919, 06519 none
Organic Matters Organic OM Tea Blend 454 g (1 lb)
113 g (1/4 lb)
25118, 31818, 35318, 02119, 07319 none


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