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Health Highlights: Aug. 10, 2016

Turmeric Recalled Due to Lead Levels

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Turmeric Recalled Due to Lead Levels

An expanded recall of ground turmeric powder products with elevated lead levels has been expanded by Gel Spice, Inc.

The additional products are: Spice Select/8 oz., Market Pantry/0.95 oz., Gel/15 oz., Clear Value /0.75oz., Lieber's/2 oz., and Spice Supreme/2 oz.

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the products, which were sold nationwide. People with these ground turmeric powders should throw them away. For more information, phone (201) 564-0435 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.

The elevated lead levels were detected in another product produced from the same bulk turmeric.

Lead is especially harmful to pregnant women, infants and young children. High lead levels in children can cause health problems such as learning impairment and delayed mental and physical development.

People who are worried about blood lead levels should contact their doctor or health clinic to ask about testing, the company said.

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