U.S. Deer Antler Ex. & Imp., of Los Angeles, CA is recalling a variety of Herbal Teas because the aforementioned Herbal Teas, especially those with low-acidity held at room temperature, were not produced according to approved guideline, making them susceptible to contamination by Clostridium botulinum.
The recalled teas include:
Herbal Tea Variety Batches prepared on premise between 4/1/17 – 4/30/17
- 120 ml/ Pouch
- 40 Pouches / Case
The Herbal Teas were distributed to individual customers and acupuncturists in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Symptoms of Clostridium botulinum typically begin with blurred or double vision followed by trouble speaking, swallowing; and progression to muscle weakness starting in the upper body, moving downward. Botulism can lead to life-threatening paralysis of breathing muscles requiring support with a breathing machine (ventilator) and intensive care.
People experiencing these symptoms who have recently consumed these Herbal Teas should seek immediate medical attention.
In its ongoing cooperation with the California Department of Public Health, U.S. Deer Antler Ex. & Imp., Inc. has immediately segregated its entire inventory of Herbal Tea varieties, and is notifying consumers and customers not to consume potentially-contaminated product.
Consumers in possession of these products are to stop consumption and return unconsumed product to their original place of purchase.