The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for ground cinnamon sold by US discount retail stores.


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Cinnamon Recall In Michigan Due To Lead Contamination

The FDA found that ground cinnamon sold by stores like Dollar Tree and Family Dollar is contaminated with high levels of lead.


The cinnamon products that are included in this safety alert are:

  • La Fiesta Brand (Sold at La Superior and SuperMercados)
  • Marcum Brand (Sold at Save-A-Lot stores)
  • MK Brand (Sold at SF Supermarket)
  • Swad Brand (Sold at Patel Brothers)
  • El Chilar Brand (Sold at La Joya Morelense)
  • Supreme Tradition Brand (Sold at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores)

Thankfully, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores have since removed the cinnamon from the shelves, according to a company spokesperson.

If you have bought cinnamon from these stores, you can return it to a nearby store for a refund.

Why is this happening?

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The FDA officials launched a “targeted survey” of cinnamon products sold in discount stores after the October 2023 recall of lead-tainted cinnamon applesauce pouches that caused nearly 500 US children to get sick.

READ MORE: Lead Alert: Michigan Recalls Apple Cinnamon Pouches – What You Need to Know

Based on this recall, there could be potential health effects that you need to know.

"The potential for adverse health effects from consuming food contaminated with lead vary depending on the level of lead in the food; age of the consumer; length, amount, and frequency of exposure to lead in the food; and other exposures to different sources of lead. For example, the very young are particularly vulnerable to the potential harmful effects from lead exposure because of their smaller body sizes and rapid metabolism and growth. High levels of exposure to lead in utero, infancy, and early childhood can lead to neurological effects such as learning disabilities, behavior difficulties, and lowered IQ."

You can read the full report now.

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