Recall of Tasty Sawa Ground Tumeric

The public is asked to note that the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is aware of the recall of Tasty Sawa Ground Turmeric by Spices USA Inc.

Spices USA Inc. is recalling 772 bags, 50 pounds each, of the condiment, used for furthering manufacturing or repacking, because it contains elevated levels of lead.

Therefore, consumers are advised not to use this product, as lead can accumulate in the body over time, and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences.

The product was packed in 50 lb yellow polypropylene bags printed with the following information: Brand: Tasty Sawa; Size: 50 lb bags; Lot number: 120674; Use by: 4/2018; Country of origin: India.

To this end, the Standards Administration Unit of the Department is currently carrying out investigations to ascertain whether this product was imported into Barbados. (Department of Commerce/TB/BGIS)


2 Responses to Recall of Tasty Sawa Ground Tumeric

  1. Phil October 6, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    This is very serious. All efforts must be made to remove this from the shelves and wherever possible in homes and bakeries etcetera. This product is popularly used in giving that yellow colour to pastries especially patties and in some instances curry.

  2. Smiley October 7, 2016 at 8:19 am

    It’s very serious indeed ,dumping ground of bad products .


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