Safety Update

Sweet Leaf® Tea puts care into every bottle of homemade goodness, and is committed to making each bottle live up to the brand you’ve grown to know and love. As a precautionary measure, we are voluntarily recalling a limited number of our 16 ounce GLASS bottles of Sweet Leaf Tea, because of the possible presence of glass fragments. This was the result of glass breakage during the filling process. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. The company has received 4 complaints of glass in the product. No injuries were reported. Plastic bottles are not impacted. The recall is limited to specific production codes of Sweet Leaf® Tea, as stated below, which were distributed between February 27, 2015 and December 6, 2015. All recalled products are being removed from store shelves. If you have any of the affected products, or questions, please contact the Sweet Leaf toll free number at 1-877-832-5323 Monday-Friday between 8AM-8PM EST.

Please see the full press release for further details.

Sweet Leaf 16 ounce glass product only Manufacture Code Manufacture Date Best By Date Bottle Label UPC Case UPC
Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry 022615057WC402
042315113WC402
042415114WC402
060415155WC402072915210WC402

073015211WC402

121115345WC402

2/26/15
4/23/15
4/24/15
6/5/157/29/15

7/30/15

12/11/15

6/30/16
8/31/16
8/31/16
10/31/1611/30/16

11/30/16

4/30/17

6-51538-06703-6 6-51538-06803-3
Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea 022715058WC402
042315113WC402
060315154WC402073015211WC402

121015344WC402

121115345WC402

2/27/15
4/23/15
6/3/157/30/15

12/10/15

12/11/15

6/30/16
8/31/16
10/31/1611/30/16

4/30/17

4/30/17

6-51538-06708-1 6-51538-06808-8
Sweet Leaf Tea Original 022615057WC402
042514115WC402
042415114WC402
060315154WC402072915210WC402

121015344WC402

012116021WC402

2/26/15
4/25/15
4/24/15
6/3/157/29/15

12/10/15

1/21/16

6/30/16
8/31/16
8/31/16
10/31/1611/30/16

4/30/17

5/31/17

6-51538-06700-5 6-51538-06800-2
Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea w/Citrus 022715058WC402
042415114WC402
060415155WC402012116021WC402
2/27/15
4/24/15
6/4/151/21/16
6/30/16
8/31/16
10/31/165/31/17
6-51538-06720-3 6-51538-06820-0
Sweet leaf Tea Peach 022615057WC402
042315113WC402
060415155WC402073015211WC402

121115345WC402

012116021WC402

2/26/15
4/23/15
6/4/157/30/15

12/11/15

1/21/16

6/30/16
8/31/16
10/31/1611/30/16

4/30/17

5/31/17

6-51538-06704-3 6-51538-06804-0
Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey 022715058WC402
042415114WC402
060415155WC402072915210WC402

073015211WC402

121115345WC402

2/27/15
4/24/15
6/4/157/30/15

7/30/15

12/11/15

6/30/16
8/31/16
10/31/1611/30/16

11/30/16

4/30/17

6-51538-06701-2 6-51538-06801-9

FAQ’s

  • What Sweet Leaf® Tea products are being voluntarily recalled?

    In cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we are voluntarily recalling some of our Sweet Leaf® Tea 16-ounce glass bottles. Plastic bottles are not impacted. This recall is limited to specific production codes of 16-ounce Sweet Leaf® Tea glass bottles distributed between February 27, 2015 and December 6, 2015.

  • What is the date code?

    The manufacturing code is printed on our 16 fl. oz. glass bottles. The codes are:

    Sweet Leaf 16 ounce glass product only Manufacture Code Manufacture Date Best By Date Bottle Label UPC Case UPC
    Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry 022615057WC402
    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 6-51538-06803-3
    Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea 022715058WC402
    042315113WC402
    060315154WC402
    2/27/15
    4/23/15
    6/3/15
    6/30/16
    8/31/16
    10/31/16
    6-51538-06708-1 6-51538-06808-8
    Sweet Leaf Tea Original 022615057WC402
    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 6-51538-06800-2
    Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea w/Citrus 022715058WC402
    042415114WC402
    060415155WC402
    2/27/15
    4/24/15
    6/4/15
    6/30/16
    8/31/16
    10/31/16
    6-51538-06720-3 6-51538-06820-0
    Sweet leaf Tea Peach 022615057WC402
    042315113WC402
    060415155WC402
    2/26/15
    4/23/15
    6/4/15
    6/30/16
    8/31/16
    10/31/16
    6-51538-06704-3 6-51538-06804-0
    Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey 022715058WC402
    042415114WC402
    060415155WC402
    2/27/15
    4/24/15
    6/4/15
    6/30/16
    8/31/16
    10/31/16
    6-51538-06701-2 6-51538-06801-9

    The manufacture date can be found in the first six numbers of the manufacturing code, which is printed on the shoulder of our 16 fl. oz. glass bottles. It is also printed on the side of our cases, as seen in the example below:

    Bottle Image 1Bottle Image 2

    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)

  • Why are you voluntarily recalling certain Sweet Leaf® Tea products?

    We are voluntarily recalling specific Sweet Leaf® Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles because of the possible presence of glass fragments. This was the result of glass breakage during the filling process. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. The company has received 4 complaints of glass in the product. No injuries were reported. We want every bottle to live up to the brand you’ve grown to know and love.

  • How many complaints have you received about this issue?

    We have received a total of 4 complaints, but we take those very seriously.

  • Have any consumers reported injuries?

    We’re relieved to say that no consumers have reported any injuries related to this issue.

  • How do I know if my Sweet Leaf® Tea is included in the recall?

    Plastic bottles are not impacted. This is limited to specific production codes of 16 ounce Sweet Leaf® Tea glass bottles distributed between February 27, 2015 and December 6, 2015.The manufacture date can be found in the first six numbers of the manufacturing code, which is printed on the shoulder of our 16 fl. oz. glass bottles. It is also printed on the side of our cases, as seen in the example below:

    Sweet Leaf 16 ounce glass product only Manufacture Code Manufacture Date Best By Date Bottle Label UPC Case UPC
    Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry 022615057WC402
    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 6-51538-06803-3
    Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea 022715058WC402
    042315113WC402
    060315154WC402
    2/27/15
    4/23/15
    6/3/15
    6/30/16
    8/31/16
    10/31/16
    6-51538-06708-1 6-51538-06808-8
    Sweet Leaf Tea Original 022615057WC402
    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 6-51538-06800-2
    Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea w/Citrus 022715058WC402
    042415114WC402
    060415155WC402
    2/27/15
    4/24/15
    6/4/15
    6/30/16
    8/31/16
    10/31/16
    6-51538-06720-3 6-51538-06820-0
    Sweet leaf Tea Peach 022615057WC402
    042315113WC402
    060415155WC402
    2/26/15
    4/23/15
    6/4/15
    6/30/16
    8/31/16
    10/31/16
    6-51538-06704-3 6-51538-06804-0
    Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey 022715058WC402
    042415114WC402
    060415155WC402
    2/27/15
    4/24/15
    6/4/15
    6/30/16
    8/31/16
    10/31/16
    6-51538-06701-2 6-51538-06801-9
  • If I have product at home that is included in the recall what should I do?

    Consumers who have any of the glass products with the affected date codes should not drink the product, can contact the Sweet Leaf toll-free number 1-877-832-5323 Monday through Friday 8am – 8pm EST for replacement product, or return the product to the store of purchase for a refund.

  • Have you conducted an investigation into what happened?

    Yes we have. Corrective actions have been taken.

  • Is this a nationwide recall or is it isolated to certain areas?

    This voluntary recall is nationwide, but limited to specific production codes of Sweet Leaf® Tea 16-ounce glass bottles distributed between February 27, 2015 and December 6, 2015.