For Immediate Release
October 17, 2016
Yoma Myanmar Tea Co.
Yoma Myanmar Tea Co. of Allston, MA is voluntarily recalling the Yoma Myanmar brand “Tea Salad Snack” in Regular and Spicy, 7 oz., because the products may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The product comes in a 7 ounce, clear plastic package marked with an expiration date of 6/15/2018 stamped on the bottom.
The recalled “Tea Salad Snacks" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The error was discovered during a routine sampling by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets Division of Food Safety and Inspection.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.
Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased 7 ounce packages of “Tea Salad Snack” in regular and spicy are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 617-412-6799.