Cinnamon Recall Due to Lead (Check Your Home For These 6 Brands!)

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Check your pantry and cupboards! The FDA issued a cinnamon recall!

Dollar Tree Cinnamon Recall Notice posted on store door.

There may be something not so sweet in your cinnamon. 😬

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a voluntary recall on cinnamon products due to concerns about possible lead contamination.

There are no reports of illnesses yet, but the FDA urges you to discard the affected products.

Products Involved in the cinnamon recall

The cinnamon recall involves several brands.

Cinnamon products from six different brands are included in the recall, including brands sold at discount stores like Dollar Tree. Please check your cupboards, spice racks, and pantries for these items:

  • La Fiesta brand (lot number 20533, sold at La Superior Supermercados)
  • Marcum brand (best buy dates October 16, 2024, through – April 6, 2025, sold at Save A Lot)
  • MK brand (no lot number provided)
  • Swad brand (lot number KX21223, sold at Patel Brothers)
  • Supreme Tradition brand (best by dates include Sep. 29, 2025; April 17, 2025; Dec. 19, 2025; April 12, 2025; Aug. 24, 2025; April 21, 2025; and Sep. 22, 2025, sold at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar)
  • El Chilar brand (lot numbers F275EX1026 and D300EX1024, sold at La Joya Morelense in Baltimore)

The FDA states it will update its website if additional information is received.

Cinnamon sticks next to ground cinnamon

More information on the dangers of lead exposure…

Long term exposure to lead can cause various health issues. The severity depends on the level of lead in food, the age of the consumer, the amount consumed, and the frequency of consumption.

Those who are very young, pregnant, or have been exposed to lead previously may be more susceptible. According to the Mayo Clinic, lead exposure may lead to vomiting, joint pain, fatigue, infertility, miscarriage, memory problems, irritability, and more. High lead exposure in utero, infancy, and early childhood can even result in behavior difficulties, lowered IQ, and learning disabilities.

To be safe, stop using and discard any of the cinnamon products mentioned in this recall. Speak to a medical professional if you are feeling ill and are concerned about lead toxicity. You can also contact the FDA to make a report.

Applesauce products facing a recall in 2023 due to elevated lead levels

This recall is related to a previous one on applesauce products.

In 2023, the FDA issued a recall for cinnamon apple puree and applesauce products marketed to children. These products had elevated lead and chromium levels. The investigation into the cinnamon in these products led to this new recall. Fortunately, the ground cinnamon mentioned here contains much less lead than in the applesauce products.

The affected applesauce products are from WanaBana, Weis, and Schnucks. You can read more about this recall on the FDA website.

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About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy.

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  1. Mindy Gressley

    Looking for the deals

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Mindy! Sorry for any confusion. ❤️ Are you looking for a cinnamon deal? We’ll keep an eye out for any that may pop up! 👀

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