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The Chief Sanitary Inspectorate warns against three batches of teas from the Sir Roger, Lord James and Edal brands

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On Friday, the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate published warnings against three batches of tea of ​​different brands. In two cases, the maximum permissible level of pyrrolizidine alkaloids was exceeded, and in one case, the maximum permissible level of pesticide residues – anthraquinone – was exceeded.

The first warning concerns black Earl Gray Premium Quality Tea by Lord James, batch number 098/2022. The date of minimum durability is October 2025. The tea was produced in Kenya on behalf of the Krakow-based company Livee Polska.

Lord James teaGIS

“As a result of the official inspection of the State Sanitary Inspectorate, it was found that the highest permissible level of pyrrolizidine alkaloids was exceeded,” explained GIS. As added, “according to the risk assessment of experts from the National Institute of Public Health PZH – National Research Institute, consumption of the product with the given batch number may pose a risk to children.”

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The inspectorate reported that as a result of ad hoc actions, Livee Polska withdrew tea from the Dino store chain. “The questioned tea in the amount of 220 pieces was disposed of,” it was assured.

At the same time, the State Sanitary Inspectorate is conducting an investigation into this matter.

“Significant risk to consumer health”

The second warning concerns Earl Gray tea, black flavored, express, 200 g, Sir Roger brand. The product must be consumed before the end of December 2025, batch number is 0041.

Sir Roger brand teaGIS

GIS reported that – as in the first case – as a result of the official inspection of the State Sanitary Inspectorate, it was found that the maximum permissible level of pyrrolizidine alkaloids was exceeded. “According to the risk assessment by experts of the National Institute of Public Health PZH – National Research Institute, consumption of the product with the given batch number poses a significant threat to the health of consumers” – it was emphasized.

The manufacturer of the above tea is the Warsaw-based Roger company. “On February 20, 2024, the manufacturer decided to withdraw the batch of the product in question. After receiving feedback from all contractors, the entrepreneur completed the withdrawal process from recipients on March 25, 2024 and disposed of the returned packaging of the questioned product,” the GIS reported.

Loose leaf tea “urgently” withdrawn from the market

Moreover, according to the risk assessment of experts from the National Institute of Public Health PZH – National Research Institute, Yunan loose leaf tea, weighing 100 g and 1000 g, Edal brand, with batch number 518, may pose a risk to consumers' health. The label shows that the product is best consumed before the end of August 2026. The manufacturer is Edal II.

Yunan black leaf teaGIS

“As a result of the official inspection of the State Sanitary Inspectorate, it was found that the highest permissible level of pesticide residues – anthraquinone” was exceeded – it was explained.

According to the GIS announcement, the company said that all recipients of this batch of tea “have been informed about the situation and the product is being withdrawn from the market urgently.” It was added that the State Sanitary Inspection authorities are monitoring the withdrawal of the questioned batch of the product.

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