Oriental Packing Issues Recall of Curry Powders Due to The Presence of Lead
Lead can accumulate in the body over time, and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences
Oriental Packing is recalling ORIENTAL Hot Curry Powder 50 pounds bulk, OCHO-RIOS Jamaican Nice Mild and Spicy Hot Curry Powder 4 ounces, and OCHO-RIOS Mild Curry Powder 5 pounds, due to the presence of lead.
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not set a specific limit on lead in spices, there is a limit of 0.1 ppm in candy. The U.S. 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.
The recalled curry powder products were distributed in Jamaica and Florida and were sold through retail stores.
The affected products can be identified by the label bearing the above names in plastic bottles and paper bags. The sizes are 40 ounces, 5 pounds, and 50 pounds bulk. Product can be identified by the lot numbers and best before dates listed below. This information can be found on the top of the cap and on the bag.
BEST BEFORE: 9/19/19 through 9/21/19
LOT NUMBER: 091316A and 091316B
No illnesses have been reported, to date.
Consumers are urged to throw away or return the recalled curry powder to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those with additional concerns or questions about this recall can contact Oriental Packing Company at (800) 809-9793.