Salmonella is a type of bacteria which can cause mild to severe gastrointestinal illness. Salmonella is responsible for an estimated 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 400 deaths in the United States each year, according to the CDC. While Salmonella is transferred in various ways, Ron Simon, a leading Food Poisoning Lawyer, points out that “more than 95% of Salmonella infections are transmitted by the consumption of foods contaminated with the bacteria”.
The contamination was first discovered during a routine testing of the finished products conducted by the FDA. When the presence of salmonella was detected the FDA notified New Hoque and Sons, Inc., at which point the distribution and production of Radhuni Curry was halted. The products of concern had already been distributed to various retail stores in New York City, including grocery stores in Jamaica, Jackson Heights, and the Bronx. The products of concern were distributed to these grocery stores between April 17, 2020 and April 21, 2020. The company removed all products of concern from the retail stores by May 14, 2020.
The products under recall include all New Hoque and Sons, Inc. Radhuni Curry contained in a clear plastic bottle bearing the expiration date of January 2, 2022.
To date, there have been no reported cases of illness related to the contamination of this product.
Officials express concern that this product has a long shelf life and may still be in peoples’ pantries. Anyone in possession of Radhuni Curry, which fits the description above, should either discard it or return it to its original place of purchase for a full refund.