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Sweet Leaf Tea Company recalls tea in glass bottles

The Sweet Leaf Tea Company has voluntarily recalled Sweet Leaf Tea in 16-ounce glass bottles because they could contain glass fragments.

The FDA says the glass fragments are a result of glass breakage during the filling process.

The company has received 4 complaints of glass in the product, but no injuries have been reported.

The recall is limited to specific production codes of Sweet Leaf Tea which were distributed between February 27 and December 6.

Only the 16 ounce glass bottles are affected:

Sweet Leaf 16 ounce glass product onlyManufacture CodeManufacture DateBest By DateBottle Label UPC
Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry022615057WC402
042315113WC402
042415114WC402
060415155WC402
2/26/15
4/23/15
4/24/15
6/5/15
6/30/16
8/31/16
8/31/16
10/31/16
6-51538-06703-6
Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea022715058WC402
042315113WC402
060315154WC402
2/27/15
4/23/15
6/3/15
6/30/16
8/31/16
10/31/16
6-51538-06708-1
Sweet Leaf Tea Original022615057WC402
042514115WC402
042415114WC402
060315154WC402
2/26/15
4/25/15
4/24/15
6/3/15
6/30/16
8/31/16
8/31/16
10/31/16
6-51538-06700-5
Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea w/Citrus022715058WC402
042415114WC402
060415155WC402
2/27/15
4/24/15
6/4/15
6/30/16
8/31/16
10/31/16
6-51538-06720-3
Sweet leaf Tea Peach022615057WC402
042315113WC402
060415155WC402
2/26/15
4/23/15
6/4/15
6/30/16
8/31/16
10/31/16
6-51538-06704-3
Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey022715058WC402
042415114WC402
060415155WC402
2/27/15
4/24/15
6/4/15
6/30/16
8/31/16
10/31/16
6-51538-06701-2

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)

If you have one of the affected products, call Sweet Leaf at 877-832-5323 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST for information on replacing the product. You may also return the product to the store for a refund.
 

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