UBC Food Distributors, Inc. is recalling the following products:
7-ounce plastic containers of Baraka brand regular curry powder (UPC Code 822514265535) and hot curry powder (UPC Code 822514265566)
This recall was issued after the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development found high levels of lead in the products. The recalled foods were shipped to Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Colorado from June 15 to July 31, 2018.
In a separate but related action, Sirob Imports, Inc., is recalling 8-ounce and 16-ounce plastic containers of curry powder branded as Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri’s Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods and Butera Fruit Market, also for potential lead contamination. These products were distributed to Illinois, New Jersey and New York, FDA said.
Consumption of any of the above products could result in elevated levels of lead in your blood, FDA said. Most otherwise healthy adults are able to tolerate a small increase in lead with little to no problem.
However, large amounts of ingested lead can cause poisoning with symptoms including abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, weakness, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures and coma, FDA said. Children and infants are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can cause learning disabilities, developmental delays and lower IQ scores.
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