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Republic of Tea Voluntary Recall

Testing Shows No Bacteria, No Illnesses Reported

 
Summary:

The Republic of Tea issued a voluntary recall of our Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea after a supplier was notified that a lot of its organic ginger ingredients may have been contaminated with Salmonella. Subsequent testing by accredited, independent third party laboratories confirmed the absence of any bacteria. Zero illnesses have been reported. No other teas are impacted by this recall. May 20, 2016 update: Our Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea is back in stock. April 29, 2016
 
Full Statement:

An organic ginger supplier reported that one lot of its product may have been contaminated with Salmonella. This finding is based on another customer of theirs and not the Republic of Tea. The supplier and The Republic of Tea conducted investigations, along with having accredited, independent third party laboratories test numerous samples. These tests confirmed the absence of Salmonella. However, The Republic of tea is dedicated to the health and safety of our citizens.

"There is absolutely no evidence that our tea has been contaminated. We are taking this preventive, cautious measure because we want our citizens to feel comfortable when drinking our premium quality teas and herbs," said Todd B. Rubin, Minister of Evolution at The Republic of Tea. "The health and safety of our citizens is our number one priority and we will not take potential health risks lightly. This voluntary recall is the first in our nearly quarter-century history."

Despite the fact it was confirmed that there is no Salmonella in the organic ginger that was tested, The Republic of Tea is taking the precautionary measure to recall the following Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea:

  • Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea – 50 CT Tin
    • UPC: 7-42676-40355-5 – Best Sipped by March 23, 2018

  • Organic Turmeric Ginger – 250 CT Bulk Bag
    • UPC: 7-42676-30655-9 – Best Sipped by March 23, 2018

  • Organic Turmeric Ginger – 250 CT Bulk Bag
    • UPC: 7-42676-30655-9 – Best Sipped by April 13, 2018

  • Organic Turmeric Ginger – 50 CT Refill Bag
    • UPC: 7-42676-42155-9 – Best Sipped by March 23, 2018

Citizens may return Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea to The Republic of Tea for a replacement tea, or for a full refund. The "best sipped" dates are March 23, 2018 for any of the packages, and April 13, 2018, for the 250-count bulk bag, as well.
 
There have been no illnesses reported in connection with this voluntary recall. No other teas are impacted by this recall.

For questions and concerns email teasafety@republicoftea.com or call 1-800-298-4832, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm CST.
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