Oriental Packing Company of Florida is recalling about 377,000 pounds of blended curry seasoning products because they may be contaminated with lead. Lead is a heavy metal that can be dangerous in the short term and can cause permanent health problems over time. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products.
The recalled products are Blue Mountain Country Mild Curry Powder, Blue Mountain Country Hot Curry Powder, Blue Mountain Country Hot Jamaican Jerk Curry Seasoning, Jamaica Choice Mild, Jamaica Hot Curry Powder, Ocho Rios Jamaican Nice Mild Curry Powder, Ocho Rios Spicy Curry Powder, Ocho Rios Jerk Curry Seasoning Mild, and Ocho Rios Jerk Curry Seasoning Spicy. Also recalled are Oriental Mild Curry Powder, Oriental Hot Curry Powder, Grace Mild Curry Powder, Grace Hot Curry Powder, Grace Caribbean Curry Powder, and Grace Caribbean Tradition Hot Curry Powder.
These products were distributed in New York and Florida and sold through internet sales and retail stores nationwide. The products were sold in 2 ounce, 4 ounce, 6 ounce, 8 ounce, 22 ounce, and 5 pound containers. You can see the lot numbers and best before dates at the FDA web site.
This recall was the result of sampling by the New York State Health Department. Oriental Packing Company has stopped production and distribution while officials investigate.
If you purchased any of these products, do not use them. Throw them away following EPA or state and county regulations or return to the place of purchase for a full refund.