Photos: USDA.gov; Rachel Been, AOL
Consumers can return the turmeric to the store where it was purchased. For more information, you can call B&M, Inc. at 1-877-321-5852 or Target Guest Relations at 800-316-6151.
Food Safety News also reports that another concern with lead in turmeric has caused Top Food & Drugs to voluntarily recall two Spice Hunter brand products: Spice Hunter Curry Seasoning in 1.8 oz. containers with a UPC number of 0-81057-01330, lots: 09 198 and 09 225, as well as its Spice Hunter Ground Turmeric in 2 oz. containers, UPC: 0-81057-01985, lots: 09 196, 09 201 and 09 264.
No illnesses have yet been reported because of the affected turmeric. The concern, though, is that when too much lead is consumed, it can create developmental problems, especially in children.