Spices recalled from New York stores for lead contamination

Some of the most delicious foods of India, Jamaica and Thailand make use of various configurations of curry powder. New York residents fond of the spice mixture should check the labels on curry powder containers after the recall by a Florida spices company of more than 188 tons of the seasonings the company says are contaminated with lead.

The New York State Health Department found the presence of lead during routine testing, the federal government's Food and Drug Administration said. Fifteen variations of curry powder by Oriental Packing Co., Inc. were recalled from stores in New York and Florida.

You can find the complete list of recalled curry powder mixtures here in an NBC New York news story.

On its website, the Mayo Clinic says lead poisoning happens when lead build-up occurs, typically over the course of months or even years. "Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems," the renowned clinic says.

Children under the age of 6 are at especially high risk from lead poisoning that "can severely affect mental and physical development."

Symptoms of lead poisoning include loss of appetite, weight loss, irritability, fatigue, abdominal pain, constipation, hearing loss and vomiting, Mayo says. Anyone who suspects their child has suffered lead poisoning should seek immediate physician care.

You can speak with a New York City attorney experienced in defective product litigation about possible pursuit of damages in matters related to lead poisoning. A skilled lawyer can help you understand and pursue your best available legal options.

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