We want to inform you of a recently published FDA alert regarding certain ground cinnamon products. These products are being identified because they contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban, and FDA is calling for voluntary recalls of the products. More information about this alert, including specific items being identified, is available on the FDA Website. Additionally, FDA has highlighted that these levels are significantly lower than the levels of lead associated with the ongoing investigation into ground cinnamon from Ecuador supplied by Negasmart to Austrofoods, the manufacturer of the apple puree and applesauce products, which were between 2,270 ppm to 5,110 ppm in the cinnamon. We encourage you to share this information.

 

In addition, we encourage health care providers to:

 

  • Raise awareness among parents about these products.
  • Encourage parents to immediately stop using these products and throw them away and not buy these ground cinnamon products.
  • Consider testing children for lead exposure from these and other sources.