Sirob Imports, Inc of Lindenhurst, NY is recalling Corrado, Orlando Imports, Nouri’s Syrian Bakery, Mediterranean Specialty Foods Brand and Butera Fruit Market Curry Powder because it contains elevated levels of lead.

Lead is a toxic substance present in our environment in small amounts and everyone is exposed to some lead from daily actions such as inhaling dust, eating food, or drinking water. In general, the small exposure to lead within the U.S. population does not pose a significant public health concern.

However, exposure to larger amounts of lead can cause lead poisoning. While lead can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount and duration of lead exposure and age. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures, and coma. However, infants, young children and the developing fetus can be affected by chronic exposure to amounts of lead that may not result in obvious symptoms of lead poisoning. A child with lead poisoning may not look or act sick. Lead poisoning in children can cause: learning disabilities, developmental delays, and lower IQ scores.

The curry powder was distributed direct to the following states IL, NJ, and NY.

The curry powder is packaged in 8 oz. and 16 oz. plastic containers and labeled with the following band names:

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. – 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. -0 12729 45273 2

Product is labeled with the following Lot Numbers: GER302181, GER405081, GER403281, GER306181, GER104281, GER209081, GER301281, GER403281, GER505181, GER406181, GER504181, GER108081, GER106281, GER205181, GER309281, GER503281, GER306181, GER503081, GER302181.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after FDA sampling found elevated levels of lead in the product. The product sampling was conducted as a result of a consumer complaint regarding elevated blood lead levels in a child. The recalled product has not been definitively linked to this event but the investigation is ongoing.

Consumers should not consume this product. Consumers who have purchased curry from Corrados, Orlando Imports, Nouri’s Syrian Bakery, and Mediterranean Specialty Foods are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Sirob Imports, Inc. at 631-957-8888 between the hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday - Friday.