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Ground Cinnamon Recalled Nationwide Due to Elevated Lead Levels

The recalled products were sold at Dollar Tree, Save A Lot, and other stores.

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The FDA has issued a nationwide recall for specific brands of ground cinnamon for elevated lead concentrations. This recall follows the children's applesauce pouch recall last fall due to elevated lead levels, which resulted in dozens of children becoming ill with lead poisoning. After that recall, the FDA began a review of ground cinnamon products, found elevated lead levels, and issued warnings.

According to the FDA, the lead levels in the recalled ground cinnamon products "are significantly lower than lead levels in cinnamon in the recalled apple sauce pouches removed from the market this past fall."

The FDA confirmed that the lead and chromium previously detected in the cinnamon applesauce pouches were from lead chromate, a substance historically "illegally added to certain spices increase to their weight and color, increasing the monetary value of the adulterated spices."

No illnesses due to the ground cinnamon products in this recall have been reported at the time of this writing. However, the FDA warns that continued or prolonged use of the products may be unsafe.

The FDA urges consumers not to purchase recalled cinnamon at certain retailers and to throw away the recalled ground cinnamon if they have it in their homes.

How to Know if Your Cinnamon Has Been Recalled

The FDA’s recall page has posted the following information for the recalled cinnamon products:

Retailer

Brand Name

Best-By Date/Lot Code

La Superior SuperMercados

La Fiesta

25033

Save A Lot

Marcum

10/16/25 10 DB; 4/06/25 0400B1

SF Supermarket

MK

none listed

Patel Brothers

Swad

July 2026, KX21223

Dollar Tree Family Dollar

Supreme Tradition

09/29/25 09E8; 04/17/25 04E11; 12/19/25 12C2; 04/12/25 04ECB12; 08/24/25 08A_ _; 04/21/25 04E5; and 2025-09-22 09E20

La Joya Morelense

El Chilar

F275EX1026; D300EX1024

Since spices have a long shelf life, these products may have been on kitchen shelves for a while. The FDA encourages consumers to check their homes for these products, even if they haven’t bought them recently. The agency also urges those who suspect they’ve been exposed to elevated lead levels to talk to a healthcare provider.

According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of lead exposure are not apparent immediately but can include high blood pressure, joint and muscle pain, difficulties with memory or concentration, headache, abdominal pain, mood disorders, reduced sperm count, abnormal sperm, and pregnancies resulting in miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth.

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