Aroma Imports Recalls Nabelsi Brand Thyme Due to Possible Health Risk
Lead can accumulate in the body over time and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences
Aroma Imports is recalling 450 gram and 4.5 kilogram packages of Nabelsi brand Thyme due to the possibility that products contain excessive levels of lead. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contained high levels of lead (422 PPM) based on sampling by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Based on the affected product's 30 gram serving size, the calculated lead result is 12,660 µg per serving. This level of lead exceeds the daily limit guidelines of six µg per day for children, the 25 µg per day for pregnant women, and the 75 µg per day for other adults.
The recalled Nabelsi Thyme was distributed from November 7, 2016 until February 22, 2017 to retailers, food service establishments, and wholesalers in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, and Virginia.
The 450 gram size (UPC: 4670000205314) is packaged in a mostly green foil/mylar bag that is not transparent on either side. The 4.5 kilograms size (UPC: 6670000205374) packaging is a silver foil/mylar bag. The production date for both sizes is 08/20/2016 and the expiration date is 08/20/2018. The production and expiration dates can be found on the back lower left corner of the 450 gram package and back lower right of the 4.5 kilogram package. The 450 gram packages are packed 24 per case and the 4.5 kilogram packages are packed two per case.
Lead can accumulate in the body over time and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. People with high blood levels of lead may show no symptoms, but the condition may cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Acute lead poisoning may cause a wide range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or decreased urinary output. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can be diagnosed through clinical testing.
There have been two cases of high blood levels of lead associated with this product to date. Both cases have been reported through the Illinois Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Protection.
Consumers who have purchased any packages of the recalled Nabelsi Thyme are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with additional questions about this recall contact Aroma Imports at (313) 724-7157.
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