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Posted August 8, 2016

Turmeric Spice Recall Expanded to Include More Brands

On August 5, 2016, Gel Spice, Inc. expanded its recall of one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder to include other turmeric spices sold under different brand names due to 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.

The additional brands of turmeric spice being recalled are listed below. They were distributed nationwide by various retailers and can be identified by the following:
  • Spice Select (8 oz.) Lot/Best By code: 03/18/19, UPC Number: 076114007730

  • Market Pantry (0.95 oz.) Lot/Best By code: 05APR2019, UPC Number: 085239211038

  • Gel (15 oz.) Lot/Best By code: 04/18/19, UPC Number: 076114800867

  • Gel (15 oz.) Lot/Best By code: 05/16/19, UPC Number: 076114800867

  • Clear Value (0.75 oz.) Lot/Best By code: 04/27/19, UPC Number: 036800354920

  • Lieber's (2 oz.) Lot/Best By code: 05/13/19, UPC Number: 043427006361

  • Spice Supreme (2 oz.) Lot/Best By code: 05/17/19, UPC Number: 076114364628
Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it and should discard it. People concerned about blood lead levels should contact their physician or health clinic to ask about testing.

NOTE: ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com's Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review.

See Related Warnings:

Ground Turmeric Spice Recalled Due to Lead Contamination

More Turmeric Spice Recalled

Turmeric Spice Powder Recalled Due To High Lead Levels

Note: Recall notice no longer available on the FDA's website.