Nearly 900K Yogi Tea Bags Voluntarily Recalled for High Levels of 'Pesticide Residues'

More than 54,000 boxes of the brand's Echinacea Immune Support tea have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration

<p>Getty</p> A stock image of a mug of tea


A stock image of a mug of tea

More than 54,000 boxes of Yogi tea have been recalled after it was discovered that they contain elevated levels of "pesticide residues."

On March 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that nearly 900,000 bags of the brand's Echinacea Immune Support tea had been voluntarily recalled "because pesticide residues were detected above action levels."

The recalled issued was a Class III, which the FDA uses for cases in which the "use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences."

The impacted Yogi brand tea — which is distributed by the East West Tea Company, based in Oregon — was sold in stores across the U.S. in boxes of 16 bags, with either four or six packs.

<p>Yogi</p> Yogi's Echinacea Immune Support tea


Yogi's Echinacea Immune Support tea

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Yogi did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

According to the FDA, the recall is still active and ongoing. The organization did not clarify which pesticides were found in the tea bags.

Consumers who want to make sure that their box of tea has not been impacted by the recall can check their box to see if contains that UPC number: 0 76950 45010 3. CASE GTIN: 20076950450107.

The lot numbers on the impacted boxes are also listed on the FDA's recall announcement.

According to the FDA, pesticides are used by farmers and other growers to protect products from insects, weeds, fungi and other pests.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that pesticides can sometimes have health effects on humans, including causing skin and eye irritation, affect the nervous system or affect the hormone or endocrine system.

<p>Getty</p> A stock image of tea bags


A stock image of tea bags

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This isn't the only beverage-related recall to affect U.S. consumers in the last several months. Just two weeks ago, more than 25,000 cases of Martinelli’s apple juice were recalled after it was found that they contained "elevated" levels of inorganic arsenic, according to reports from Food Safety News.

In a statement shared with PEOPLE, Martinelli & Co. clarified that no health issues related to the recall had been reported.

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"In full cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, we issued a voluntary recall; we will continue to cooperate with the FDA on any further direction, beyond what was already sent out to our retail customers," the company told PEOPLE.

Also this month, Planters recalled some Honey Roasted Peanuts and Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts sold at Dollar Tree and Publix stores in several southern states — including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina — after the company became concerned about potential listeria contamination.

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