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Posted August 5, 2016

More Turmeric Spice Recalled

On August 5, 2016, JM Exotic Foods, Inc. issued a recall of ground turmeric because it was found to contain elevated levels of lead.

Exposure to lead, even at low levels, is associated with neurological impairment, and in children, learning disabilities and lower IQ scores. Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Symptoms of lead toxicity include abdominal pain, headache, changes in blood pressure, dizziness, kidney and brain damage.

Recalled JM Exotic Foods Ground Turmeric was distributed solely to a farmer's market in Doraville, GA from May until August 2016. It is packaged in 4 oz. clear plastic clamshells and can be identified by the following:

  • Item number: 1153
  • Lot numbers: 16131185 and 16165184

Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it and may return it for a full refund.

On July 28, 2016, another brand of turmeric spice was recalled due to elevated levels of lead.

NOTE: has reported in lead in turmeric powders in the past and continually tests turmeric supplements, as well as spices, for lead and other heavy metals. For CL's most recent tests see the's Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review. 

See Related Warnings:

Ground Turmeric Spice Recalled Due to Lead Contamination

McCormick Ground Oregano Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Carob Powder Recalled

Turmeric Spice Powder Recalled Due To High Lead Levels

For more information about this recall, use the link below.