Ground turmeric recalled due to lead contamination

A New Jersey-based company recently issued a recall on at least seven brands of ground turmeric sold nationwide due to concerns that it was contaminated by lead, an article of Fortune reported on August 9.

Reports said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a follow-up recall on August 5 for six ground turmeric brands of Gel Spice Inc. after they confirmed the affected spice brands contained high levels of lead. Gel Spice initially recalled “Fresh Finds” due to possible contamination. Inspectors in New York discovered the contamination after conducting a test of the products. The recall now also affects Market Pantry, Spice Select, Clear Value, Gel, Spice Supreme and Lieber’s ground turmeric brands.

Lead is a toxic chemical that can cause serious illnesses when accidentally ingested. If you or a loved one suspects that a contaminated food caused your illness, the Goings Law Firm, LLC in Columbia may be able to work for you. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (803) 350-9230 to find out how we may be able to help you recover from your loss.