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Typically contains:

  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Ginger
  • Black Pepper
  • Coriander
  • Fenugreek
  • Dehydrated garlic
  • Celery Seed
  • Cloves
  • Cayenne
  • Caraway
  • White Pepper
  • Mace

Additional name(s): Kari, Polve de curry

Recalls & Warnings

03/17/2020 – Baraka Curry Spice Urgent FDA Recall; HOT CURRY POWER & CURRY POWDER, BARAKA, 7.0 oz PLASTIC JAR UPC CODES 822514265566 AND 822514265535 RESPECTIVELY This voluntary recall has been initiated by UBC Food Distributors Inc, due to a high level of lead found in the product after testing was done by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, which found high traces of lead. Less than 20 cases of this product were shipped between June 15 and July 31 2018 to the following areas in the USA: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Colorado.

03/17/2020 – FDA Recall of Curry Powder from Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri’s Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods, and Butera Fruit Market Brands; Sirob Imports, Inc of Lindenhurst, NY is recalling, Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri‚Äôs Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods Brand and Butera Fruit Market Curry Powder because it contains elevated levels of lead. The curry powder was distributed direct to the following states IL, NJ, and NY.

05/03/2019 – UBC Food Distributors Recalls Hot Curry Powder and Curry Powder Due to Lead; HOT CURRY POWDER & CURRY POWDER, BARAKA, 7.0 oz PLASTIC JAR UPC CODES 822514265566 AND 822514265535 RESPECTIVELY; A voluntary recall has been initiated by UBC Food Distributors Inc, due to a high level of lead found in the above named products; after testing was done by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. This product was purchased from an importer. Less than 20 cases of this product were shipped between June 15 and July 31 2018 to the following areas in the USA: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Colorado.

08/2017 – The NYS Ag and Markets Class 2 recall; Toros, Curry Powder. Acquired at a Halal market on Long Island, sampled June 2017.

12/7/16 – FDA issued the second recall that year for the Oriental Packing Co. due to curry powder that may be contaminated with lead. Oriental Packing Co. 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. No amount of lead is safe to ingest, therefore all use of these products should cease immediately. The curry powder was sold through retail stores in Florida and Jamaica. The products can be identified by the label bearing the 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 (best before 9/19/19 through 9/21/19; lot number 091316A and 091316B). This information can be found on the top of the cap and on the bag.

8/18/16 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of approximately 377,000 pounds of curry powder contaminated with lead. The product was produced by the Oriental Packing Co., Inc. and distributed by five different brands through the United States. Oriental Packing Co., Inc. has ceased the production and distribution of the product. No amount of lead is safe to ingest, therefore all use of these products should cease immediately. The five brands that distributed the curry powder are: Blue Mountain Brand, Jamaican Choice Brand, Ocho Rios Brand, Oriental Brand, and Grace Brand. The size of the product bottles include 2oz, 4oz, 6oz, 8oz, 22oz and 5 lb.

Resources

https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/lead/recalls https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/dph/environmental_health/lead/recalls/2017-Recalls/1-3-17-2017-01-RecallCurryPowder.pdf

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/dph/environmental_health/lead/recalls/2016-Recalls/8-26-16-2016-38-RecallCurryPowder.pdf

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/urgent-curry-spice-recall

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/sirob-imports-inc-issues-recall-due-elevated-lead-spices

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/ubc-food-distributors-recalls-hot-curry-powder-and-curry-powder-due-lead