June 19, 2024

Balquis Yemeni Spice Recalled For Possible Lead Contamination

Makzemo LLC of Brooklyn, New York is recalling Balquis Yemeni spice because it may be contaminated with lead, a heavy metal that causes serious illness. Exposure to lead can cause lead poisoning. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Acute symptoms of lead poisoning include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, joint and muscle pain, irritability, weakness, and behavior or mood change. Lead is a carcinogen, and can reduce IQ, developmental delays, and learning disabilities even though the person may not look or feel sick. Lead poisoning is especially damaging to children.

Balquis Yemeni spice was distributed in Michigan and in five boroughs of New York City through grocery stores and supermarkets. The spice is packaged in clear plastic containers that are 230 grams and 454 grams. It was also sold in clear 5 pound plastic bags.

The spice is yellowish brown in color. The brand name of the spice is Balquis.

This recall was triggered because the New York City Department of Health circulated a flyer about the product and told some retail stores about findings. The company has ceased production of the product as the FDA and the company investigate this problem.

If you purchased this product, do not use it. Return it to the place of purchase; don’t’ throw it away, as lead released into the environment can contaminate the environment.

Balquis Yemeni Spice Recalled For Excess Lead

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