Higher Living Organic brand Green Tea Hemp

27 November 2020: House of Fine Foods Ltd is recalling all batches and all dates of its Higher Living Organic brand Green Tea Hemp as the product does not meet compositional and labelling requirements.

Higher Living Organic brand Green Tea Hemp (40g / 20 bags).


Product identification

Product type

Tea bags

Name of product (size)

Higher Living Organic brand Green Tea Hemp (40g / 20 bags)

Batch marking

All batches

Date marking

All dates

Package size and description

The product is sold as 20 bags inside a 40g cardboard box.


The product is imported from the United Kingdom.

The product is sold at Countdown stores nationwide and New World Hutt City. The product may also have been sold through some smaller retail shops.


The product uses hemp leaves instead of seeds and has levels of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) not allowed in food products.

This recall does not affect any other Higher Living Organic brand products.

Consumer advice

Affected product should not be consumed. There have been no reports of associated illness. However, if you have consumed any of this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.

In 2017 changes were made to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to allow the sale of hemp seed and hemp seed products as a food for human consumption. However, the use of cannabis leaves is not allowed.

Find out more information about use of hemp seeds as a food (for food businesses) [PDF, 521 KB]

Information about hemp seeds as food

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact House of Fine Foods Ltd:

  • Phone: 09 410 1066
  • Address: 1 Airborne Road, Albany, Auckland.
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