Curry powder recalled due to high lead levels

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A New York-based company is recalling several brands of curry powder because of elevated levels of lead, according to the FDA.

Sirob Imports Inc. of Lindenhurst is recalling the spice sold under the brand names Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri's Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods Brand, and Butera Fruit Market and distributed in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.

Every day, people are exposed to lead, which is toxic, from inhaling dust, eating food, or drinking water, the FDA said. In general, exposure in small amounts doesn't pose a health concern.

"However, exposure to larger amounts of lead can cause lead poisoning," the FDA said. "Symptoms can include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures, and coma."

The curry powder is packaged in 8-ounce and 16-ounce plastic containers with these labels and UPCs:

16 oz. UPC: 0 12729 01100 7
8 oz. UPC: 0 12729 01102 1

Orlando Imports
16 oz. UPC: 0 53760 45255 8

Nouri's Syrian Bakery
8 oz. UPC: 0 12729 01102 1
16 oz. UPC: 0 1279 0110 7

Mediterranean Specialty Foods 
8 oz. UPC: 0 12729 01102 1

Butera Fruit Market
8 oz. UPC: 0 12729 45273 2

The containers are labeled with these lot numbers: GER302181, GER405081, GER403281, GER306181, GER104281, GER209081, GER301281, GER403281, GER505181, GER406181, GER504181, GER108081, GER106281, GER205181, GER309281, GER503281, GER306181, GER503081, GER302181.

If you have this product, do not consume it. Return the spice for a full refund where you bought it. You can also call Sirob Imports Inc. at 631-957-8888 with questions.