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Cinnamon recalled over elevated lead levels

Spices USA Inc., based in Hialeah, FL, has issued a recall for Tasty-Sawa cinnamon due to elevated levels of lead. The recall, as reported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 12, 2024, remains ongoing.

The affected products were distributed in several regions, including Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina in the United States, as well as in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.

Details of the recalled product are as follows:

  • Product Name: Tasty-Sawa Cinnamon Ground
  • Net Weight: 55.11 lbs per paper bag (bulk)
  • Country of Origin: Vietnam
  • Quantity: 394 bags totalling 21,713.34 lbs
  • Lot No: VN/OFD/1D/0623

Consumers are advised not to use this product and to either dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase.

Exposure to even low levels of lead over a short period may not show immediate symptoms. Elevated blood lead levels could be the primary indicator of lead exposure. Further symptoms may manifest with acute or chronic exposure to higher levels of lead.