Product Recall

Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Recall of Organic Hojicha Tea Due to Possible Health Risk


NORWAY, IOWA (May 10, 2016) – Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling its Organic Hojicha Tea due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.


The product in question was raw material received by Frontier Co-op, which tested positive for Salmonella and is being recalled by its supplier. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating this recall.


Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditic and arthritis.


Recalled products were sold between the dates of December 13, 2014 – April 21, 2016. A list of affected product lots number is below. On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will follow the item number (#2920) on the front label directly above the UPC code.


BrandItem NumberAffected LotsUPCSizeImage
Frontier Co-op 2920 4338
0-89836-02920-1 1 lb. (16 oz) PDF


Consumers should not consume these products and should either throw away any remaining products or return to the point of purchase for a refund.


Please contact Frontier Co-op with any questions at 1-800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.


We apologize for this issue and thank you for your understanding and continued support of Frontier Co‑op.


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