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Gel Spice, Inc. Issues Alert on Elevated Lead Levels in One Lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder

Gel Spice, Inc. is recalling one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder because the product contains elevated lead levels. The recalled “Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric” is packaged in 3.75 oz. PET jars.  It has a code of B/B 03/08/19 and B/B 05/18/19 on the neck of the container.The package also has a UPC code of 81026-01230.  The product was distributed at Big Lots Stores throughout the United States. Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the elevated level of lead. No Illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. 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. Consumers who have purchased “Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric” should discard the product. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may call (201) 564-0435. ###

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Healthy food options at summer festivals

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Food festivals are a huge part of summer in the United States. Communities across the country line up plenty of events for the season to bring locals and visitors together in celebration of food along with other fun activities. When it comes to summer food festivals, visions of corn dogs and funnel cakes often come to mind. Fortunately, there are many such events that have an abundance of other food offerings, especially those that focus on specific heritage and/or culture. FoodFacts.com shares a list of festival foods that make for relatively better options than everything fried and everything covered in powdered sugar. Kabobs In the midst of the dense number of kiosks selling deep fried grubs, you’ll find a handful of vendors that have Mediterranean dishes or other grilled dishes. Chicken, turkey, shrimp and definitely veggies kabobs are your best alternatives for the usual fair favorites. Grilled corn on cob Corn, the natural sunblock, contain antioxidants that help form macular pigment that defends your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays, which is great when you’re cavorting around the fairgrounds under the scorching sun. Additionally, corn is delicious, nutritious and filling! Sweet potato fries If you really, really must have something fried,…

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