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 Post subject: Tumeric and lead research - YIKES!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:52 am 
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https://www.sciencealert.com/turmeric-laced-with-lead-is-causing-a-public-health-crisis-in-bangladesh


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 Post subject: Re: Tumeric and lead research - YIKES!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:56 am 
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Hmmm ...so who in the US is importing Bangladeshi tumeric?

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 Post subject: Re: Tumeric and lead research - YIKES!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:19 am 
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from Wiki: As turmeric and other spices are commonly sold by weight, the potential exists for powders of toxic, cheaper agents with a similar color to be added, such as lead(II,IV) oxide ("red lead"), giving turmeric an orange-red color instead of its native gold-yellow; such conditions led the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue import alerts over the years 2013 to 2019 on turmeric originating in India and Bangladesh.[37] Imported into the United States in 2014 were approximately 12 million pounds (5.5 million kg) of turmeric, with some of it used in common manufactured products as a colorant in foods, traditional medicine, or dietary supplement.[38] Lead detection in turmeric products led to recalls across the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom through 2016.[38]

Lead chromate, a bright yellow chemical compound, was found as an adulterant of turmeric in Bangladesh, where turmeric is used commonly in foods and the contamination levels were up to 500 times higher than the national limit.[39] Researchers identified a chain of sources adulterating the turmeric with lead chromate: from farmers to merchants selling low-grade turmeric roots to "polishers" who added lead chromate for yellow color enhancement, to wholesalers for market distribution, all unaware of the potential consequences of lead toxicity.[39]

Another common adulterant in turmeric, metanil yellow (also known as acid yellow 36), is considered an illegal dye for use in foods by the British Food Standards Agency.[40]


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I found this article. I will be testing my Penzey's tumeric as well as my supplements. [url]https://www.thebetterindia.com/114412/simple-home-tests-food-adulteration-kitchen-ingredients/[/url]

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 Post subject: Re: Tumeric and lead research - YIKES!
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It sounds like tainted turmeric has already been recalled in the US.

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