Avoid some brands of curry powder as they may contain lead

Posted at 9:15 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 09:15:03-04

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are urging Michigan residents to not use specific brands of curry powder.

The following brands were recently recalled due to elevated levels of lead found through testing:
Baraka, Butera, Corrado's, Mediterranean Specialty, Nouri's and Orlando.

The powder was distributed in Michigan.

The MDHHS says to do the following if you have any of the curry powder at home:
• Immediately discontinue all use of these brands of curry powder. 
• Obtain blood lead testing for all persons who may have consumed or came in contact with these brands of curry powder. Exposed individuals should talk with their primary care provider about getting a blood lead test. 
• Contact the FDA consumer contact number at 877-846-8117 with questions about the product or its recall. 
• Contact the MDHHS Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 517-335-8885 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) for questions about blood lead levels.

The recent investigation into the curry was due to a public health investigation of a child that had elevated blood lead levels and was possibly linked to household spices.