Oriental Packing Co. Inc. Issues Alert On Lead In Curry Powder

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Oriental Packing Co., Inc out of Miami Florida is recalling 377,000 lbs. of curry seasoning products due to lead contamination, a metal that is extremely detrimental to the development and function as it accumulates in the body.

Blue Mountain Brand

Brands, and their products, listed below are involved in the recall

Blue Mountain Country Jamaican Curry Powder,

Blue Mountain Country Hot Jamaican Curry Powder,

Blue Mountain Country Hot Jamaican Jerk Curry Seasoning,

Jamaican Choice Brand

Jamaican Choice Jamaican Curry Powder  

Jamaican Choice Jamaican Hot Curry Powder,

Ocho Rios Brand

Ocho Rios Jamaica Nice Curry Powder Seasoning

Ocho Rios Jamaica Nice Spicy Hot Curry Powder Seasoning

Ocho Rios Spicy Jerk Curry Seasoning 

Ocho Rios Mild Jerk Curry Seasoning

Ocho Rios Jamaican Style Curry Powder

Ocho Rios Hot ‘N Spicy Jamaican Style Curry Powder

Oriental Brand

Oriental Brand Grade A Jamaican Curry Powder,

Oriental Brand Grade A Jamaican Curry Powder Hot & Spicy

Grace Brand

Grace Jamaican Style Mild Curry Powder,

Grace Jamaican Style Hot Curry Powder,  

Grace Caribbean Tradition Curry Powder,

Grace Caribbean Tradition Hot Curry Powder,

These products were distributed to New York and Florida and sold online and at retail stores in glass and plastic bottles. The sizes vary from 2 oz to 5 lbs. Check the product for lot numbers and “best before” dates below.

HOT/SPICY LOT NUMBERS BEST BEFORE DATE:  11/1/18 through 6/29/19
12516 21616 31616 40216 42116 51816 60316 62416 111915
12616 21716 31916 40816 42216 51916 61316 62716  
12716 22216 32319 41216 42716 52316 61416 62916  
12916 30116 32416 41316 42816 53116 61516 120115  
20316 30516 32516 41416 42916 60116 61616 120215  
20916 30716 32616 42016 51716 60216 62316 120315  
MILD LOT NUMBERS BEST BEFORE DATE:  11/1/18 through 6/29/19
12516 20316 21716 31516 40216 41916 51516 60716 62716
12616 20416 22216 31816 40316 41416 51616 61316 62816
12716 20516 22616 31916 40416 42016 52716 61416 120316
12816 20816 30216 32216 40516 42116 53116 61516 120315
13016 20916 30516 32416 40716 42216 60216 61616   112015
20116 21216 30716 32516 41216 42516 60316 62216   112315
20216 21316 31416 32916 41316 50316 60616 62316  
HOT/SPICY JERK LOT NUMBER BEST BEFORE DATE:  11/1/18 through 6/29/19
013016
MILD JERK LOT NUMBER BEST BEFORE DATE:  11/1/18 through 6/29/19
041416

Consumers should return any unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers may contact Oriental Packing at 1-800-809-9793 for more information.

Source: FDA