A turmeric recall issued last month for possible lead contamination has expanded to include specific brands of curry powder. This extension is unsurprising because, as Consumerist pointed out, turmeric is a key ingredient in curry powder.
The recalled brands fall under Oriental Packing Company. In total, 377,000 pounds of curry is affected. The brands are Blue Mountain, Jamaica Choice, Ocho Rios, Oriental, and Grace Brand.
A routine sampling by the New York State Health Department found finished products containing lead, the FDA recall page detailed. There have been no illnesses reported in relation to the recalled products.
“Lead can accumulate in the body over time and can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences,” according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers are being asked to dispose of the recalled product or return to the place of purchase for a full refund.