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Tumeric Spice Powder Recalled Over Lead Concern

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 04:37 PM

By Nick Tate

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OnTime Distribution Inc. of New York is recalling a brand of turmeric spice over concerns that it may contain lead.
 
Some bottles of the recalled produce — PRAN brand Spice Powder turmeric — were found to contain high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women.
 
Too much lead can cause health problems, including brain damage and learning deficiencies.
The recalled spice was distributed in New York and New Jersey through retail stores and direct delivery.

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This product is packed in two different clear plastic jars with yellow plastic lids, with UPC coes 8-31730-00551 and 8-46656-00209-4. The products carry a best-buy date of before Oct. 26, 2014, and Jan. 15, 2015.

The company reported one illness complaint has been received to date.
 
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contained high levels of lead based on sampling by New York State Health Department and private laboratory testing.
 
Consumers who bought the product should not consume the spice and can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-718-417-1100.

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