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7 Brands Of Turmeric Are Being Recalled For Lead Contamination

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Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that may help keep the brain young. Older adults in Singapore who ate turmeric-rich curry often were half as likely to suffer from mental decline. Other studies suggest turmeric may help improve memory. Cinnamon appears to have insulin-like properties that may help control blood sugar levels. Just as little as 1/4 teaspoon a day was found to be beneficial. (Photo by Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that may help keep the brain young. Older adults in Singapore who ate turmeric-rich curry often were half as likely to suffer from mental decline. Other studies suggest turmeric may help improve memory. Cinnamon appears to have insulin-like properties that may help control blood sugar levels. Just as little as 1/4 teaspoon a day was found to be beneficial. (Photo by Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)

From Fortune.com:

7 Brands of Turmeric Are Being Recalled For Lead Contamination

Excessive levels of lead have been confirmed by routine sampling.

After its initial recall of ground turmeric at the end of July, Gel Spice Inc. has confirmed that six more brands have been affected.

The Bayonne, N.J.-based company issued the original recall on July 28 after it found excessive amounts of lead in its Fresh Finds brand turmeric. About a week later, on Aug. 5, a secondFDA recall notice was posted alerting consumers that six additional brands, produced from the same bulk turmeric, had also tested positive for elevated lead levels.

The six brands recently added to the recall include certain sizes of Spice Select, Market Pantry, Gel, Clear Value, Lieber’s, and Spice Supreme. Lead is particularly dangerous when consumed by infants, children, or pregnant women, as it could result in delayed mental and physical development.

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The presence of lead was discovered as a result of routine sampling conducted by food inspectors at the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. After analyzing the product, the inspectors confirmed that lead was in fact present in excessive amounts. The turmeric had been sold throughout the U.S., though the recall notice did not specify how many retailers or which states have been affected.

Thank you Fortune.com

Lead-Tainted Turmeric Leads to FDA Crackdown

The FDA is rethinking their import policies on spices after a number of bottles of turmeric from Bangladesh tested positive for lead.

The FDA is rethinking their import policies on spices after a number of bottles of turmeric from Bangladesh tested positive for lead.

A voluntary recall was initiated by the company that sells the brand, called Pran’s, in the US.

The owner did so after being approached by the FDA and told of their findings.

He said, “They came here, they took the sampling, they sent it to the lab, the lab results came back and they asked me to hold turmeric powder.”

Prior to their warning, the company had distributed the product to several retailers in Dallas, Texas between July and September of this year.

Inspectors are in the process of destroying hundreds of pounds of the contaminated turmeric in a local warehouse.

Spices in general are the latest concern for the organization, as 90 percent of all spices sold in the US come from other countries, many of which have very different laws and standards when it comes to consumables.

In some cases, imported spices get through inspection, to then be used on domestic products, contaminating them and causing illnesses.

Overall, its recommended that spices be added to food during the cooking process rather than when the food hits the table.

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