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Firm again recalls supplements for excess lead levels; kids sick

A Chicago business whose supplement products have been recalled for expensive lead and linked to several illnesses and possibly two deaths of children is again recalling products because of excess lead content. Ton Shen Health is recalling its Life Rising brand “Side Head Regulator TT” tablets because of excessive lead, a naturally occurring element which… Continue Reading

Life Rising tablets suspected in elevated lead cases, 2 deaths

Local, state and federal officials are investigating Ton Shen Health in relation to elevated lead levels in children and two deaths that occurred after people took a Life Rising brand dietary supplement. The Chicago-based Ton Shen Health company recalled one lot of Life Rising brand “DHZC-2” tablets on Aug. 11 after testing by the Food and Drug… Continue Reading

Six brands of turmeric added to recall for excessive lead

A New Jersey company has expanded its recall of ground turmeric to include additional brands distributed nationwide. Excessive lead, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children, has been confirmed in the spice. Gel Spice Inc. of Bayonne, NJ, initially recalled its Fresh Finds branded ground turmeric the last week of July. “Routine… Continue Reading

UPDATED: More turmeric recalled because of lead; supplier not named

UPDATED CONTENT Aug. 8 — JM Exotic updated its recall notice, reporting that the recalled turmeric was solely distributed to a farmer’s market in Doraville, GA, from May until August. An Alabama company is recalling ground turmeric because samples from an unnamed supplier have been found to contain excessive levels of lead. JM Exotic Foods Inc. of… Continue Reading

Ground turmeric recalled nationwide because of excessive lead

Gel Spice Inc. is recalling ground turmeric powder that was distributed to retailers nationwide because it contains excessive levels of lead, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, infants and children. “Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State… Continue Reading

UK Food Standards Agency: Nestlé’s Maggi Noodles Do Not Contain Excess Lead

The United Kingdom’s food safety regulatory agency has stated that Nestlé’s Maggi noodles do not contain excess lead and are safe to consume. “The FSA can confirm that results from testing samples of Maggi noodles in the UK have all found that levels of lead in the product [are] well within EU permissible levels and would… Continue Reading