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

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

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

For Immediate Release
August 18, 2016
Contact
Consumers
Oriental Packing Company
800-809-9793

Announcement
Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Miami, Florida is recalling approximately 377,000 lbs. of the following blended seasoning curry products because it is contaminated with lead. Lead can accumulate in the body over time and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences.
Blue Mountain Brand
• 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,
Product was distributed in New York and Florida and was sold through internet sales and retail stores nationwide.
The products can be identified by the label bearing the above names in glass and plastic bottles. The sizes including 2oz, 4oz, 6oz, 8oz, 22oz and 5 lb. Product can be identified by the lot numbers and best before date listed below. This information can be found on the top of the cap.
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
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the New York State Health Department, which revealed that the finished products contained lead. Oriental Packing Co., Inc. has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers are urged to dispose unused product following EPA and/or state and county regulations or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Oriental Packing Company Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST at this toll free number 800-809-9793.