Country Time Lemonade & Tang Crystals Recall [Canada]


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Country Time Lemonade & Tang Orange Crystals Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Kraft Heinz Canada, a North York, Ontario establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Country Time branded Original Lemonade Fruit Juice Substitute Drink Mix and Tang branded Orange Flavour Crystals from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected glass fragment contamination and consequential risks of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage and bowel obstruction, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-changing injury.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/ZQlW30s1i9m

Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/country-time-brand-original-lemonade-fruit-juice-substitute-drink-mix-and-tang-brand

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Drink Crystals are subject to this recall:

  • Country Time branded Original Lemonade Fruit Juice Substitute Drink Mix, sold in 2.4 kilogram canisters with a best-before date code of 23 SE 15 and a UPC of 0 66188 05337 5
  • Tang branded Orange Flavour Crystals, packaged in 2.2 kilogram canisters with a best-before date code of 23 AU 20 or 23 AU 21 and a UPC of 0 66188 05750 2

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Drink Crystals can be found on the Web site above.

==> No item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Country Time branded Original Lemonade Fruit Juice Substitute Drink Mix and Tang branded Orange Flavour Crystals were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in all Canadian provinces although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution outside the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to the CFIA, Kraft Heinz Canada has recalled certain batch/lots of Country Time branded Original Lemonade Fruit Juice Substitute Drink Mix and Tang branded Orange Flavour Crystals from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected glass fragment contamination. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Country Time Lemonade & Tang Orange Crystals identified above.

In general, if glass, 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.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Country Time branded Original Lemonade Fruit Juice Substitute Drink Mix and/or Tang branded Orange Flavour Crystals, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage and bowel obstruction.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations: 1-855-268-1775 during normal business hours Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday or by e-mail at Av.Maharaj@kraftheinz.com.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please e-mail the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) at information@inspection.gc.ca

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or +1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at +1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Country Time branded Original Lemonade Fruit Juice Substitute Drink Mix and/or Tang branded Orange Flavour Crystals, please search for “Lemonade” or “Orange” (as applicable) or more generically, “beverages” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Glass Fragment contamination, please search for “glass” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Choking hazards, please search for “Choking” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Ingestion hazards, please search for “ingestion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Laceration hazards, please search for “Laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Bowel Obstruction hazards, please search for “bowel” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Kraft Heinz Canada, please search for “Kraft” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Country Time brand name, please search for “Country Time” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Tang brand name, please search for “Tang” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

French/Français:
You can also read about this food recall in French here (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-limonade-originale-substitut-jus-fruit-preparation-pour-boisson-marque-country

Vous pouvez également lire ce rappel de nourriture en français ici (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-limonade-originale-substitut-jus-fruit-preparation-pour-boisson-marque-country

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More information about this recall:
CFIA/ACIA reference number: RA-63620
Recalls Direct RIN: 15169-2021
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