recalled tunericA 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…

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. Consumers can identify the recalled Fresh Finds branded ground tumeric by the code number printed on the neck of individual jars (above left) and the code printed near the bar code on the back label (above right). Consumers can identify the recalled Fresh Finds branded ground turmeric by the code number printed on the neck of individual…