5 Brands Of Curry Powder Recalled Because Of Lead-Contaminated Turmeric

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Since turmeric is a key ingredient in curry powder, it was inevitable that the recall of some brands of turmeric for lead contamination would eventually lead to the recall of some curry powder. So far, one company whose powder is sold under five different brands has announced a recall.

Oriental Packing Company sells under the brand names Blue Mountain, Jamaica Choice, Ocho Rios, Oriental, and Grace. There’s 377,000 pounds of affected curry powder out there.

Gobbling lead isn’t healthy for anyone, but is especially dangerous for developing fetuses whose mothers are exposed to lead, and for children.

We don’t have photos of the containers of affected products, but they were packaged in glass or plastic bottles ranging in size from two ounces to five pounds. Once you identify a product on your shelf, check with the recall announcement at the FDA to find out if your lot is part of the recall.

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

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