FDA: SIX BRANDS OF GROUND CINNAMON FOUND TO HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD

FDA: SIX BRANDS OF GROUND CINNAMON FOUND TO HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD

The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its investigation into tainted cinnamon products, and its experts now say that the lead contamination extends beyond the cinnamon applesauce pouches that were recalled in October.

Officials sent a letter to all U.S. cinnamon manufacturers, processors, distributors, and facility operators to remind them of their obligation to prevent contamination.

The FDA has advised manufacturers to recall these products and says consumers who have them at home should stop using them and throw them away.

The brands include:

La Fiesta, lot 25033, sold at La Superior SuperMercados
Marcum, best by 10/16/25 and 4/06/25, sold at Save A Lot
MTCI, sold at SF Supermarket
Swad, lot KX21223, sold at Patel Brothers
Supreme Tradition, best buy dates from 4/25 through 9/25, sold at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar
El Chillar, F275EX1026, and D300EX1024, sold at La Joya Morelense in Baltimore, Maryland

The FDA says concentrations of lead in the ground cinnamon products ranged from 2 to 3.4 parts per million.

Officials recommend someone who may have been exposed to elevated levels of lead should talk to a healthcare provider.