Company Announcement Date:
August 05, 2016
FDA Publish Date:
May 07, 2019
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Spices, Flavors &  Salts
Reason for Announcement:

Recall Reason

Food & Beverage Safety, Ingredient Level

Company Name:
Gel Spice, Inc.
Brand Name:

Brand Name(s)

Multiple brand names

Product Description:

Product Description

Turmeric powder

Company Announcement

Gel Spice, Inc. is expanding its recall of ground turmeric powder to include additional brands because of elevated lead levels. Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead. People concerned about blood lead levels should contact their physician or health clinic to ask about testing.

The additional products being recalled are identified in the table below.

Brand/Description and Net Weight Lot/BB code UPC NUMBER
Spice Select/8 oz 03/18/19 076114007730
Market Pantry/0.95 oz 05APR2019 085239211038
Gel/15 oz 04/18/19 076114800867
Gel/15 oz 05/16/19 076114800867
Clear Value /0.75oz 04/27/19 036800354920
Lieber’s/2 oz 05/13/19 043427006361
Spice Supreme/2 oz 05/17/19 076114364628

The products were distributed by various retailers throughout the United States.

Sampling and testing of another product, produced from the same bulk turmeric, revealed the elevated level of lead.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased the ground turmeric powders identified above should discard the product.  Consumers with questions about the recalled product may call (201) 564-0435 between the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.

Original FDA Recall Page

Company Contact Information

(201) 564-0435

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