Oriental & Ocho-Rios Curry Powder Recall [US]


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US/Silver Spring: Oriental Packing Co. recalls certain batch/lots of Curry Powder due to suspected Lead contamination, a serious health hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/cOlu306WSwl

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm532166.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Curry Powder Products are subject to this recall:

  • Oriental brand Hot Curry Powder 50-pound bulk container with a best-before date range of 9/19/19 through 9/21/19 and a lot number range of 091316A to 091316B
  • Ocho-Rios brand Jamaican Nice Mild and Spicy Hot Curry Powder 4-ounce package with a best-before date range of 9/19/19 through 9/21/19 and a lot number range of 091316A to 091316B
  • Ocho-Rios brand Mild Curry Powder 5-pound package with a best-before date range of 9/19/19 through 9/21/19 and a lot number range of 091316A to 091316B

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the FDA, Oriental Packing Co., Miami, Florida is recalling Oriental brand Hot Curry Powder 50-pound bulk, Ocho-Rios Jamaican Nice Mild and Spicy Hot Curry Powder 4-ounce package and Ocho-Rios Mild Curry Powder 5-pound due to the presence of Lead.

While the US Food and Drug Administration has not set a specific limit on Lead in spices, there is a limit of 0.1 ppm in candy. The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has stated that lead levels of 0.015 ppm in drinking water require treatment. Lead can accumulate in the body over time, and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences.

Product was distributed in Jamaica and Florida. The Curry Powder was sold through retail stores.

==> For information about Lead Poisoning, please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure pets and small children can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Curry Powder, please do not consume it directly nor use it as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Curry Powder to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Oriental Packing Company at 1-800-809-9793 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Lead contamination, please search for “lead” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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