Sweet Leaf Tea Recall [US]


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US/Silver Spring: Sweet Leaf Tea Recall [US]Sweet Leaf Tea Company recalls certain Sweet Leaf Teas due to possible glass fragment contamination, a serious health and safety hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/VJDTt

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm476672.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Tea are subject to this recall:

 

  • Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry Tea:
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry; manufacturer code: 022615057WC402; manufacture date: 2/26/15; best-by date: 6/30/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06703-6; case UPC: 6-51538-06803-3
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry; manufacturer code: 042315113WC402; manufacture date: 4/23/15; best-by date: 8/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06703-6; case UPC: 6-51538-06803-3
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry; manufacturer code: 042415114WC402; manufacture date: 4/24/15; best-by date: 8/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06703-6; case UPC: 6-51538-06803-3
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry; manufacturer code: 060415155WC402; manufacture date: 6/5/15; best-by date: 10/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06703-6; case UPC: 6-51538-06803-3
  • Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea;
    • Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea; manufacturer code: 022715058WC402; manufacture date: 2/27/15; best-by date: 6/30/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06708-1; case UPC: 6-51538-06808-8
    • Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea; manufacturer code: 042315113WC402, manufacture date: 4/23/15; best-by date: 8/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06708-1; case UPC: 6-51538-06808-8
    • Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea; manufacturer code: 060315154WC402, manufacture date: 6/3/15; best-by date: 10/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06708-1; case UPC: 6-51538-06808-8
  • Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea w/Citrus:
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea w/Citrus; manufacturer codes: 022715058WC402; manufacture date: 2/27/15; best-by date: 6/30/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06720-3; case UPC: 6-51538-06820-0
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea w/Citrus; manufacturer code: 042415114WC402; manufacture date: 4/24/15; best-by date: 8/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06720-3; case UPC: 6-51538-06820-0
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea w/Citrus; manufacturer code: 060415155WC402; manufacture date: 6/4/15; best-by date: 10/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06720-3; case UPC: 6-51538-06820-0
  • Sweet Leaf Tea Original Tea:
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Original; manufacturer code: 022615057WC402; manufacture date: 2/26/15; best-by date: 6/30/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06700-5; case UPC: 6-51538-06800-2
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Original; manufacturer code: 022615057WC402; manufacture date: 2/26/15; best-by date: 6/30/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06700-5; case UPC: 6-51538-06800-2
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Original; manufacturer code: 022615057WC402; manufacture date: 2/26/15; best-by date: 6/30/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06700-5; case UPC: 6-51538-06800-2
  • Sweet Leaf Tea Peach:
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Peach; manufacturer codes: 022615057WC402; manufacture date: 2/26/15; best-by date: 6/30/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06704-3; case UPC: 6-51538-06804-0
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Peach; manufacturer code: 042315113WC402; manufacture date: 4/23/15; best-by date: 8/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06704-3; case UPC: 6-51538-06804-0
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Peach; manufacturer code: 060415155WC402; manufacture date: 6/4/15; best-by date: 10/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06704-3; case UPC: 6-51538-06804-0
  • Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey Teas:
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey; manufacturer codes: 022715058WC402; manufacture date: 2/27/15; best-by date: 6/30/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06701-2; case UPC: 6-51538-06801-9
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey; manufacturer code: 042415114WC402; manufacture date: 6/4/15; best-by date: 8/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06701-2; case UPC: 6-51538-06801-9
    • Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey; manufacturer code: 060415155WC402; manufacture date: 6/4/15; best-by date: 10/31/16; bottle UPC: 6-51538-06701-2; case UPC: 6-51538-06801-9

Please consult the photograph above for details of the Tea’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional brands and/or variations of the recalled foods are pictured on the Web site above.

In order to determine the manufacturing date and best by date of a bottle, consumers are advised to look for the manufacturing code on the shoulder of a bottle or on the shipping case, as seen below:

First Line
042415 – Production Date Code: mmddyy (e.g., April 24, 2015)
114 – Julian Date Code
WC40 – Factory Code
2 – Bottling Line Identification Code

Second Line
15:19 – Military Time
BB 08/31/16 – Best Before date mm/dd/yy (e.g., August 31, 2016)

According to the FDA, the Sweet Leaf Tea Company is recalling various Sweet Leaf Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles due to possible glass fragment contamination. The problem was the result of glass breakage during the filling process. The company has received four (4) complaints of glass in the product. No injuries were reported.

If plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Sweet Leaf toll-free number 1-877-832-5323, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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Additional information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 6191-2015
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