FDA Finds Elevated Lead Levels in More Cinnamon Products

After the lead was discovered in applesauce pouches, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested more cinnamon products and found elevated lead levels in items produced by the following seven companies:

Elevated Lead in Cinnamon

Because lead is toxic to humans, the FDA is warning consumers not to buy any cinnamon from these companies and to throw away any they have already purchased. The agency has requested that five of these companies issue recalls, but could not reach MTCI.

As of March 7, three of these companies have issued recalls.

Cinnamon Recalls


La Fiesta Cinnamon Ground, 0.87 oz Bag, UPC 32327000449, lot code 25033

Colonna Brothers

  • 1.5oz Marcum Ground Cinnamon Best By:10/16/25 10DB, 04/06/25 0400B1
  • 2.25oz Supreme Tradition Ground – 09/29/25 09E8, 04/17/25 04E11, 12/19/25 12C2, 04/12/25 04ECB12, 08/24/25 08A, 04/21/25 04E5, 09/22/2025 09E20

Raja Foods Cinnamon Recall

  • 3.5-ounce packages
  • UPC 0-51179-34280-4,
  • Batch KX21223 Best Before July 2026 and Batch KX08123 Best Before March 2026

El Chilar

  • El Chilar Ground Cinnamon “Canela Molida”
  • 1.25-oz bag 
  • Lot code D300 EX1024 and F272 EX1026 
El Chilar lead cinnamon

Symptoms of Lead Exposure


  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain/colic
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia


  • Irritability
  • Lethargy/fatigue
  • Muscle aches, muscle prickling/burning, muscular weakness
  • Tremor
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Weight loss

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