The Food Standards Agency is reminding those who eat or use fresh curry leaves in their dishes, to ensure that the leaves are washed thoroughly before use. Cooking provides further assurance that these leaves are safe to eat.
The use of uncooked fresh curry leaves, which were contaminated with several different bacteria including salmonella, was the cause of a food poisoning outbreak which affected more than 400 people at the Street Spice festival in Newcastle. Further information on the recent Newcastle City Council and Public
Health England investigation into this incident can be found on the PHE website.
Please read further information at: http://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2013/jul/curryleaves#.UdrSGp9wYcA