Target Recalls Lead-Tainted Turmeric

Archer Farms
​Turmeric's fantastic stuff. It gives curry its golden hue. It's an antioxidant and a natural food preservative. Research has shown it can help people with Alzheimer's disease and cancer. It has been used for centuries as a digestive aid.

And now if you eat enough turmeric from Target's Archer Farms label, you might give yourself lead-based brain damage!

OK, so there's not that much lead in Archer Farms turmeric, but trace amounts of lead in the spice were high enough to merit a recall by B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri.

Turmeric is packaged in southern Missouri! Who knew?

The 2.6 ounce-glass jars of turmeric were sold in Target stores nationwide. Six lot numbers have been recalled:

1740901A, Best By 6/23/2011
2180902A, Best By 8/6/2011
2780906A, Best By 10/5/2011
2920903A, Best By 10/19/2011
3060903A, Best By 11/2/2011
0071003A, Best By 1/7/2012

Recalled products can be returned to the store where they were purchased. Assuming you can still remember how to find it.

Location Info



25 Brentwood Promenade Court, Brentwood, MO

Category: General

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