Lee's Tea brand Teas recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
March 28, 2019
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Correction - 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:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
12904

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 28, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on March 27, 2019 has been amended to correctly identify the affected products and updated to include additional product information. The corrections for these products are marked by an asterisk (*). 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 105 g 4-102318
4-102518
2021FE11*
2021FE15*
04-02011
04-02021
6 28055 21002 3
Lee's Tea Gold Rush Loose Leaf 110 g 2020DE07* 6 28055 21002 3
Lee's Tea Mint Chill Loose Leaf 60 g 2-102518
02-01019
02-02021
6 28055 21003 0
Lee's Tea Mint Chill Loose Leaf 70 g 2020DE07* 6 28055 21003 0
Lee's Tea Original Loose Leaf 50 g 2020DE07*
2020MR21*
6 28055 21001 6
Lee's Tea Original Loose Leaf 60 g 1-101918
1-102518
6 28055 21001 6
Lee's Tea Pink Chai Loose Leaf 90 g 3-112018
3-102518
2020DE07*
2021JA07*
2021JA23*
2021FE05*
2021FE11*
03-02021
03-01019
03-02011
6 28055 21004 7
Lee's Tea Pink Chai Loose Leaf 30 g 3062718 6 28055 21014 6

Media enquiries

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613-773-6600

For more information

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