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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 Mild Curry Powder
  • Blue Mountain Country Hot Curry Powder
  • Blue Mountain Country Hot Jamaican Jerk Curry Seasoning

Jamaica Choice Brand

  • Jamaica Choice Mild
  • Jamaica Hot Curry Powder

Ocho Rios Brand

  • Ocho-Rios Jamaican Nice Mild Curry Powder
  • Ocho Rios Spicy Curry Powder
  • Ocho Rios Jerk Curry Seasoning Mild
  • Ocho Rios Jerk Curry Seasoning Spicy

Oriental Brand

  • Oriental Mild Curry Powder
  • Oriental Hot Curry Powder

Grace Brand

  • Grace Mild Curry Powder
  • Grace Hot Curry Powder
  • Grace Caribbean 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.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

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 or at the bottom of the bottle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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