TechCrunch / Flickr / Creative Commons / flickr: The makers of herbal tea, which is grown in China, are recalling some of its products after a report linked the products to an illness.
The recall includes teas from the company’s flagship brand, HerbalTea, as well as its non-herbal brand, HerbTea.
According to the company, all of the teas in the Herbal Tea recall are currently sold in China and are being recalled due to an allergic reaction.
The company said it is working with regulators and distributors to ensure the safety of the herbal tea products in the United States.
In a statement, HerdTea said the recall affects approximately 1 million bottles and that it is taking immediate steps to ensure a safe recall for all customers.
“We will continue to monitor the situation, which includes the quality of our products and the safety profile of the affected products, as we implement additional steps to resolve this situation,” the company said in a statement.
According the company website, Herbs are used as a natural laxative, a powerful digestive aid, and a natural antiviral.
They also have been touted for its ability to help with weight loss, and in the U.S., the herb is sometimes sold as a diet supplement.
But HerdTeas also has a history of product recalls.
In July, the company recalled 1.2 million packages of Herbs in China because of an outbreak of a bacteria in the herb.
In December, the tea company recalled 4 million herbal teapots due to the same bacterial infection.
And in November, the U-T San Francisco Bay Area office announced that its products contained a potentially harmful bacteria, a toxin, that can cause a severe allergic reaction if ingested.
The company also said it had to suspend sales of HerbalTeas tea products.
In October, the Federal Trade Commission announced a $25 million settlement with Herdteas after the company paid nearly $2 million in penalties.