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Update: JM Exotic Foods, Inc. Recalls Ground Turmeric Due to Elevated Levels of Lead

For Immediate Release

August 5, 2016



Customer Service
(205) 699-2889


JM Exotic Foods, Inc. is recalling ground turmeric because samples from our supplier were found to contain elevated levels of lead.

This product was solely distributed to a farmer’s market in Doraville, GA from May until August 2016.

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not set a specific limit on lead in spices, there is a limit of 0.1 PPM in candy. The Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) has stated that lead levels of 0.015 PPM in drinking water require treatment. Lead can accumulate in the body over time and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled products:

Ground Turmeric, Item Number 1153, were packaged in 4 oz. clear plastic clamshells with the following codes:

  • Lot# 16131185
  • Lot# 16165184

Customers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume the product and should return it for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Customer Service at (205) 699-2889, Monday – Thursday (7am – 5pm CDT).


Product Photos

    Ground Turmeric, 4 oz.

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