Lee's Tea brand Teas recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
March 27, 2019
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Lee's Provisions Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12904

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 27, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on March 21, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Lee's Provisions Inc. is recalling Lee's Tea brand teas from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Lee's Tea Gold Rush Loose Leaf 110 g 4-102318
4-102518
2020DE07GR
2021FE11GR
2021FE15GR
04-02021
6 28055 21002 3
Lee's Tea Mint Chill Loose Leaf 70 g 2-102518
2020DE07MC
02-01019
02-02021
6 28055 21003 0
Lee's Tea Original Loose Leaf 50 g 1-101918
1-102518
2020DE07OG
2020MR21OG
6 28055 21001 6
Lee's Tea Pink Chai Loose Leaf 90 g 3-112018
3-102518
2020DE07PC
2021JA07PC
2021JA23PC
2021FE05PC
2021FE11PC
03-02021
6 28055 21004 7
Lee's Tea Pink Chai Loose Leaf 30 g 3062718 6 28055 21014 6

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