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Spice Recalled for Possible Lead Contamination

The product is currently the subject of an FDA investigation.

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Makzemo LLC of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its Balquis Yemeni spice because it has the potential to be contaminated with lead. The spice was distributed in Michigan and the five boroughs of New York through retail supermarkets and grocery stores.

The spice is packaged in clear 230 and 454-gram plastic containers, as well as five-pound plastic bags. No injuries or illness have been reported. The recall was a result of the New York City Department of Health circulating a flyer about the product and visiting a few retail stores and informing them of the findings.

The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as it works with the FDA's investigation as to what caused the problem.

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