Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chai Concentrate Recalled: Botulism Risk

Tipu's Tiger Chai, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of its Chai Concentrate, distributed to stores and coffee kiosks in western Montana, and to one café in Prescott, Arizona. The concentrate is used in stores to prepare chai beverages sold on-site. A limited quantity of product was also supplied directly to consumers in western Montana.

The recall covers half-gallon bottles of the concentrate, carrying dates from 09/23/09 through and including 05/22/10. While no illnesses have been reported, an audit of production records found that the pH of the chai concentrate was higher than required by FDA, and represented a risk that Clostridium botulinum might survive and grow in the product.

Consumers are urged to return the recalled concentrate to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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