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Illinois company recalls imported cinnamon following FDA warns public about lead in product

Raja Foods LLC of Skokie, IL, recalled its 3.5-ounce packages of "Swad Cinnamon Powder" due to potential lead contamination.

The recalled products include Swad Brand Cinnamon Powder in clear plastic 3.5 oz bags, UPC 0-51179-34280-4, from two batches: Batch KX21223 Best Before July 2026 and Batch KX08123 Best Before March 2026. Distributed through retail grocery stores in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions of the United States.

The recall resulted from a routine FDA sampling program, discovering elevated lead levels in the Swad brand ground cinnamon. Consumers who bought "Swad Cinnamon Powder 3.5OZ" should return it to the purchase location for a refund. For inquiries, contact the company at 847-972-2865.

Prompted by previous lead issues in children's applesauce, the FDA aims to reduce childhood lead exposure. Though not marketed towards children, these cinnamon products may be used in foods served to them. Removing them aligns with the FDA's Closer to Zero initiative to minimize lead exposure.