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Storm in a teacup; Lipton refutes ‘worm’ allegations

29-February-2016
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Storm in a teacup; Lipton refutes ‘worm’ allegations

Lipton was at the receiving end of a controversy after social media was abuzz about worms being found in Lipton tea bags.

 Facebook user Ismat Raza’s post showcasing worms inside Lipton tea bags went viral on social media with forcing the company to refute such allegations.

You can watch the video posted by Ismat Raza here:

Lipton sprung to action and posted a video on Twitter and Facebook to counter the allegations. The company pointed out and demonstrated in the video that the lemon pieces dissolve in hot water.

You can watch the Lipton video here:

https://www.facebook.com/LiptonIndia/videos/544337425743405/

The company in a statement clarified, “The video claiming worms in Lipton Green Tea is false. There are no “worms” in our tea bags. These are small lemon flavour pieces which have been mistaken for worms. If you put these lemon flavour pieces in hot water they will dissolve as you can see from this video. The tea is of the highest quality standard and is absolutely safe to consume.”

Lipton has also provided a phone number and an email address to answer queries related to this controversy--1-800-457-7095 or consumer-services.canada@unilever.com

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