Did Salmonella in tea help those stars trim up for Oscars?

Watching the iconized stars walk the red carpet at the Oscars after their cayenne, lemon and tea detox to squeeze into those outfits I wonder: how many lost weight using the barf-from Salmonella diet?

Yesterday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned folks not to consume certain Tega brand Organic Lemon Hibiscus Green Rooibos Herbal Tea because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Today, CFIA added Murchie’s Lemon Drop Tea and Co-Op Gold Organic Pomegranate White Tea to the list.

Would Salmonella survive the tea-making process? Probably not. Is cross contamination a risk when handling a tea bag? Probably yes.


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A former professor of food safety and the publisher of barfblog.com, Powell is passionate about food, has five daughters, and is an OK goaltender in pickup hockey. Download Doug’s CV here. Dr. Douglas Powell editor, barfblog.com retired professor, food safety 3/289 Annerley Rd Annerley, Queensland 4103 dpowell29@gmail.com 61478222221 I am based in Brisbane, Australia, 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time