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Food Safety Alert

September 21, 2016

Jola Szubielski 518-457-0752
Dave Bullard 315-487-7711 x 1377

Finest Food Distributing Co. NY Inc. Issues Alert on Elevated Lead Levels in Jamaican Choice Curry Powder

Finest Food Distributing Co. NY Inc. located at 87-21 76th St. Woodhaven, NY 11421 is recalling Jamaican Choice Hot Curry Powder and Jamaican Choice Curry Powder because the product contains elevated lead levels.

The recalled Jamaican Choice Curry Powder is packed in 2.25 oz, 6.25 oz and 22oz plastic bottles. The product has code BB 06/17/19 and Lot #061416. The product was distributed in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Routine sampling of Curry Hot Powder by New York State Department of Agriculture and Market’s Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the elevated level of lead.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead. People concerned about lead levels should consult their physician or health clinic for guidance.

Consumers who have purchased Jamaican Choice Curry Powder are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-296-0700.

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