Grace Foods Recalls Specific Batches of Curry Products
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 00:00
GraceKennedy Limited has announced the recall of the following batches of its curry products in keeping with a recall by a former supplier, Miami-based Oriental Packing Company, Inc.:
 
The products being recalled are packaged in the USA and distributed within the USA, Bermuda and the Bahamas. 

Product

Net Weight

Best Before Date & Batch Number

Grace Mild Jamaican Style Curry Powder – in glass container 

2 oz

BB 03/11/19   OPCLOT # 030716

BB 03/28/19   OPCLOT # 032516

Grace Mild Jamaican Style Curry Powder - in glass container

6 oz

BB 03/11/19  OPCLOT # 030716

Grace Hot Jamaican Style Curry Powder - in glass container 

2 oz

BB 03/11/19  OPCLOT # 030716

BB 03/28/19  OPCLOT # 032516

Grace Hot Jamaican Style Curry Powder - in glass container 

6 oz

BB 03/11/19  OPCLOT # 030716

BB 04/11/19  OPCLOT # 040816

Grace Caribbean Tradition Hot Curry Powder – in plastic container

4 oz

BB 12/14/19  OPCLOT # 121115

BB 12/14/19  OPCLOT # 120115

BB 03/11/19  OPCLOT # 030716

BB 03/28/19  OPCLOT # 032516 

BB 04/11/19  OPCLOT # 040816

 
The recall has been initiated due to the presence of lead in some variants of curry products which Oriental Packing Company, Inc. produced for GraceKennedy Foods (USA) and other companies.  
 
Lead can accumulate in the body over time, and may cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences.    To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the products being recalled. 
 
Consumers who may have purchased the Grace Curry products bearing the above best before dates and corresponding batch numbers, should not consume them.  Instead they should return same to point of purchase, where the full cost will be refunded. The best before dates and batch numbers can be found on the top of the product caps. 
 
Mr Ryan Mack, President and CEO of GraceKennedy Foods (USA), stated that “GraceKennedy wishes to assure consumers that their safety is paramount and that providing safe, high quality products to our consumers remains our number one priority.”  He added that the recall did not include any other batches of Grace Curry products.
 
Consumers in the USA with questions pertaining to the recall may contact Linda Colon at GraceKennedy Foods (USA) at (201) 329-6260 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Consumers in the Bahamas and Bermuda may contact Steve Boucher at (954)774-2687. Questions may also be sent via email to .