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Oriental Packing Co., Inc. Issues Another Recall Alert on Lead in Curry Powder

For Immediate Release

December 7, 2016



Oriental Packing Company


Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Miami, Florida is recalling ORIENTAL Hot Curry Powder 50 lb. Bulk, OCHO-RIOS Jamaican Nice Mild and Spicy Hot Curry Powder 4oz, and OCHO-RIOS Mild Curry Powder 5 lb, 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 environmental Protections 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 product was sold through retail stores.

The products can be identified by the label bearing the above names in plastic bottles and paper bags. The sizes are 4oz, 5 lb. and 50 lb. 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.

The recall is initiated because product may contain lead.

Consumers are urged to throw away or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Oriental Packing Company between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Toll Free 800-809-9793 EST.


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