October 24, 2016

Spices USA Recalls Turmeric for Elevated Lead Levels

Spices USA is recalling ground turmeric for elevated levels of lead. The company is recalling 772 bags of 50 pounds each of that product. Consumers are warned not to use this product. Lead can accumulate in the body over time, and too much can cause serious and sometimes permanent damage. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Tasty Sawa Ground Turmeric. It was distributed in Florida and New York and in the Dominican Republic, France, Columbia, Jamaica, and Barbados. Spices USA sells the product to distributors and re-packers, not directly to consumers. The turmeric has lot number 120674, and a use by date of 4/2018. If you are not sure if you purchased this product, ask your retailer. High lead levels … [Read more...]

JM Exotic Foods Recalls Tumeric for Lead

JM Exotic Foods, Inc. is recalling ground turmeric because samples from its  supplier were found to contain elevated levels of lead. The recalled product was sold only to a farmer’s market in Doraville, GA from May until August 2016. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as lead can accumulate in the body over time causing serious sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. The recalled products were sold in 4 oz. clear plastic clamshells with the item number 1153 and the lots 16131185 and 16165184. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported.   … [Read more...]

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