Tea drinkers, it is a terrible day for us!

Before you drink your cup of tea today, you need to hear this crazy news!

You need to check their pantries because there is a tea recall that is affecting consumers in Michigan.

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What Tea Is Being Recalled?

On March 12th, 2024, East West Tea Company, LLC voluntarily recalled over 877,000 bags of immune support tea.

Why is the recall being issued?

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They are issuing the immune support teas recall because they are contaminated with elevated levels of pesticides. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration states that you should not consume the teas.

Pesticide residue was found above action levels. As you can tell, this is a bad situation.

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The packages containing 16 tea bags per pack and 4 packs per box are at the center of the recall.

The Yogi teas are sold in Michigan and across the country.

Which Specific Teas Are Recalled?

The following UPC is being recalled: 0 76950 45010 3. The CASE GTIN on the recalled products are 60076950450105 and 20076950450107.

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"Yogi Echinacea Immune Support tea blends Echinacea, widely used by herbalists to support immune function, with Black Elderberry Extract and Mullein, herbs traditionally used to support respiratory function. With flavorful Peppermint, Lemongrass, and Licorice, Yogi Echinacea Immune Support tea is a delicious way to support your immune system any time of the year."

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The lot numbers for the recalled teas are #0000184330, #0000184853, #0000185098, #0000185100, #0000185383, #0000185385, #0000185387, #0000185389, #0000185434, #0000185436, #0000185828, #0000185830, #0000185832, #0000186519, #0000186521, #000184062, #0000186900, #0000186902, #0000186904, #0000187357, #0000187359, #0000187400, #0000187402, #0000187769, #0000188028, #0000188030, #0000188045, #0000188114, #0000186600, #0000186910, #0000187155, #0000184691, #0000184963, #0000185381, and #0000185518.

If you need to contact customer service, you can get the company's information here. However, if you have purchased the recalled tea, throw it away immediately or return it to the place you purchased it from for a refund.

Top 10 Most Recalled Food Items & How To Stay Safe

The CDC estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. are infected by a food-borne illness every year, and an average of 3000 people even die.

These are the top 10 foods most likely to be recalled, according to Consumer Reports. However, that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy them if you take steps to stay safe.

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