After tes ts conducted by the Ca na di a n Food Ins pecti on Agency i n 2009 a nd 2011 revea l ed l evel s of pes ti ci de res i due

tha t exceed Hea l th Ca na da ’s a l l owa bl e l i mi ts , Marketplace commi s s i oned tes ti ng through a n a ccredi ted l a b to s ee i f tea s wi th thes e a mounts of pes ti ci de res i due a re s ti l l on the s hel f. Here a re the res ul ts :

Brand

Variety

Uncle Lee's Green Tea Legends of China

Location Purchased Toronto Loblaws

Pesticide acetamaprid

PPM Detected 1.00

No Name

King Cole

beta-endosulfan 0.015 bifenthrin 0.69 buprofezin 0.089 carbendazim 0.018 chlorfenapyr 0.66 chlorpyrifos 0.022 clofentezine 0.008 cypermethrin 0.067 deltamethrin 0.066 dicofol (total) 0.14 dimethoate 0.007 dimethoate/omethoate 0.007 (total) endosulfan (total) 0.042 endosulfan alpha 0.01 endosulfan sulfate 0.017 fenpropathrin 0.037 fipronil 0.033 imidacloprid 0.55 cyhalothrin-lambda 0.089 methomyl 0.077 methomyl/thiodicarb (total) 0.077 pyridaben 0.17 thiamethoxam 0.009 thiamethoxam (total) 0.009 triazophos 0.03 Black Tea Maxi - Montreal acetamaprid 0.045 buprofezin 0.012 carbendazim 0.007 chlorpyrifos 0.007 cypermethrin 0.035 fenazaquin 0.006 imidacloprid 0.063 orange pekoe Atlantic acephate 0.29 Superstore Moncton

Uncle Lee's Jasmin Green Whole Health Legends of China Tea Toronto

acetamaprid fenazaquin fenpyroximate hexythiazox imidacloprid monocrotophos propargite thiacloprid acetamaprid buprofezin carbendazim chlorfenapyr cypermethrin dicofol (total) ethofenprox imidacloprid propargite acetamaprid bifenthrin buprofezin carbendazim chlorpyrifos cypermethrin imidaclopride acetamaprid bifenthrin dicofol (total) propargite thiacloprid thiamethoxam thiamethoxam (total) nil acetamaprid beta-endosulfan bifenthrin buprofezin carbendazim chlorfenapyr chlorpyrifos

0.025 0.025 0.051 0.017 0.027 0.22 0.036 0.25 0.37 0.01 0.016 0.006 0.087 0.013 0.008 0.15 0.012 0.11 0.027 0.029 0.013 0.007 0.051 0.056 0.008 0.009 0.021 0.016 0.026 0.061 0.061 nil 0.23 0.007 0.067 0.041 0.007 0.14 0.008

Signal Lipton

Orange Pekoe IGA - Laval Two Cups Pure Green Walmart Tea Montreal

Lipton

Yellow Label Black Tea

Walmart Montreal

Red Rose Tetley

Orange Pekoe Foodland Toronto Pure Green Foodland Tea Toronto

Twinings

Earl Grey

Walmart Montreal

cypermethrin 0.025 deltamethrin 0.008 dicofol (total) 0.053 endosulfan (total) 0.017 endosulfan sulfate 0.01 fenpropathrin 0.006 imidacloprid 0.071 methomyl 0.008 methomyl/thiodicarb (total) 0.008 thiacloprid 0.38 triazophos 0.018 acetamaprid 0.078 bifenthrin buprofezin carbendazim chlorfenapyr chlorpyrifos cypermethrin dicofol (total) fenpropathrin imidacloprid 0.039 0.015 0.007 0.033 0.01 0.021 0.04 0.006 0.039