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A batch of Tega brand Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea could be tainted by salmonella. (Nu-tea.com)

A brand of herbal tea sold in B.C. is being recalled voluntarily on the recommendation from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency who advised consumers not to drink it because of potential of salmonella poisoning.

The CFIA issued a warning about Tega brand Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea saying that the product is a concern.

Nu-Tea Company Ltd. of Abbotsford, B.C., is recalling the product from the marketplace following the health alert.

The tea is sold in packages of 24 tea bags and bear the UPC 6 64322 10406 0. The suspect packages have the best before dates of 2014FE01, 2014MR27, and 2014MR28.

This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA warned that food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled and that ingesting the bacteria may cause illness.

Young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may suffer serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Healthy adults might experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.