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Aldi issues urgent recall for popular herbal tea amid fears it’s been contaminated by chemical

Diplomat Lemon and Ginger Herbal Infusion Tea 60g has been recalled

Diplomat Lemon and Ginger Herbal Infusion Tea 60g has been recalled

Diplomat Lemon and Ginger Herbal Infusion Tea 60g has been recalled

A lemon and ginger herbal tea from Aldi Australia has been recalled due to a chemical contamination.

The recall for the Diplomat Lemon and Ginger Herbal Infusion Tea 60g (40 bags) occurred on Friday over fears of being contaminated with ethylene oxide.

The tea boxes were sold in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT between February 8 and 22.  

The ‘Best Before’ dates were listed from 8/3/2023 up to and including 11/2/2023.

The NSW Food Authority urges customers to not consume the product and return the product to any Aldi store location for a full refund. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Aldi for a comment. 

The recall for the Diplomat Lemon and Ginger Herbal Infusion Tea 60g (40 bags) occurred on Friday over fears of being contaminated with ethylene oxide

The recall for the Diplomat Lemon and Ginger Herbal Infusion Tea 60g (40 bags) occurred on Friday over fears of being contaminated with ethylene oxide

The recall for the Diplomat Lemon and Ginger Herbal Infusion Tea 60g (40 bags) occurred on Friday over fears of being contaminated with ethylene oxide 

According to NSW Health, ethylene oxide is a man-made chemical that is primarily used to make anti-freeze and polyester, and used to sterilise medical equipment.

Inhaling this chemical can cause ‘irritation of the eyes, skin and respiratory passes’, which can impact the nervous system and result in headaches, nausea, vomiting, memory loss or numbness.

It is also believed the chemical can increase the risk of some cancers after long-term exposure.

For further information, visit the recall section of the Aldi website.

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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