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TURMERIC Spice Recalled Due To Excessive Levels of Lead

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PRAN brand Spice Powder TURMERIC has been voluntarily recalled by OnTime Distribution, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), because it contains high levels of lead that can cause health problems, particularly to small children, infants and pregnant women if ingested.

Analysis found that the recalled spice contained lead levels as high as 28 and 42 parts per million (ppm). Lead can accumulate in the body overtime leading to serious health problems including delayed mental as well as physical development.

The recalled spice was distributed in New Jersey and New York stores.

The recalled product is packed in two different size clear plastic jars with yellow plastic lids: Net Wt. 8.82 oz./250 gm with UPC 8 31730 00551, and Net Wt. 14.1 oz./400 gm with UPC 8 46656 00209 4. The affected date codes are: BEST BEFORE: 26 OCT 14 and BEST BEFORE: 15 JAN 15.

To this date, there has been one reported complaint in conjunction with this recall. Consumers should contact the company directly for a refund and more information by calling (718) 417-1100.