Miami’s Oriental Packing Co., Inc. late Friday recalled roughly 188.5 tons of 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.
The New York State Health Department discovered the lead contamination in the finished products during routine sampling. Oriental Packing Co., Inc. has ceased the production and distribution of the product and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched investigation as to what caused the problem.
The recalled products were distributed in New York and Florida and sold through internet sales and retail stores nationwide. There are no reports of lead poisoning from the spice products.