The FDA has issued a recall for Pran Brand Tumeric Powder due to lead contamination. Most of the spices found in the U.S. market are imported and the FDA has previously reported problems with contaminated spice shipments. In September alone, the FDA found 19 spice shipments to be contaminated, one-third of which were tainted with salmonella.
FAHMAN ENTERPRISES INC. of Dallas, TX is voluntarily recalling PRAN TURMERIC POWDER because it was found to contain high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women if consumed. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contained high levels of lead (48 ppm) based on sampling by The Food and Drug Administration.
The turmeric powder is packaged in a transparent plastic bag with an expiration date of 25th January 2015 and barcode 8 3173000502 3.
Lead has a cumulative effect and can cause severe health health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead.
The recalled product was distributed in the city of Dallas, Texas to retail stores between the dates of July 2013 to September 2013.
Consumers who have purchased PRAN TURMERIC POWDER are urged not to consume the product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at TEL 214 597 5133 , Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, CDT.