June 24, 2024

Dollar Tree Sold WanaBana Cinnamon Apple Products After Recall

Dollar Tree sold WanaBana Cinnamon Apple products after they were recalled for "extremely high concentrations of lead," according to an FDA warning letter. The investigation into the lead levels in those products started in October 2023. A recall was issued on October4 29, 2023. The recall was "ineffective" at Dollar Tree stores through December 19, 2023, the FDA states. The warning letter states, "Subsequent recall audit checks of your Dollar Tree and Family Dollar/Dollar Tree combination stores (collectively referred to as your “Dollar Tree stores”) revealed that you continued to offer the recalled WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches on store shelves well after the recall was initiated, despite FDA’s numerous attempts to bring this serious issue to your attention." The … [Read more...]

MK Cinnamon Powder Recalled For High Lead Levels

MK Cinnamon Powder is being recalled because it may have high levels of lead. Because this recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, and not the regular recall page, there is no information about whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Mak Trading Company of Santa Fe Springs, California. There is no safe level of lead consumption. Those who are exposed to very low levels of lead for a short period of time may not have any symptoms at all. Symptoms of lead poisoning in adults over a longer time frame can include high blood pressure, headache, abdominal pain, difficulties with memory or concentration, mood disorders, and miscarriage or stillbirth. Symptoms of … [Read more...]

Tranquility & Teachings William Monague Plate Set Recalled

Tranquility & Teachings William Monague plate set, brand Indigenous Collection by CAP, is being recalled because it may exceed the FDA's guidance level on leachable lead in products that hold food. Because this recall was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, and not the regular recall page, there is no information about whether or not any illnesses have been reported to date. the recalling firm is Canadian Art Prints of Richmond, in British Columbia, Canada. There is no safe level of lead consumption. Lead is especially dangerous to small children, since their bodies are smaller and they are growing. The recalled product is Tranquility & Teachings William Monague plate set, brand Indigenous Collection by CAP. Each box holds two plates, and each plate is 7.5 inch … [Read more...]

Consumer Reports: Lead and Cadmium in Lunchables Kits

Consumer Reports says that they found the heavy metals lead and cadmium in Lunchables kits and other lunch and snack kits from Armour LunchMakers, Oscar Mayer, Good & Gather (Target), and Greenfield Natural Meat. They tested for lead and other heavy metals and phthalates that are used to make plastic more flexible and durable. Amy Keating, a registered dietitian at Consumer Reports, said in a statement, "There’s a lot to be concerned about in these kits. They’re highly processed, and regularly eating processed meat, a main ingredient in many of these products, has been linked to increased risk of some cancers." Eric Boring, PhD, a CR chemist who led Consumer Report’s testing. added, "We don’t think anybody should regularly eat these products, and they definitely shouldn’t be … [Read more...]

Tasty-Sawa Ground Cinnamon Recalled For Elevated Lead

Tasty-Sawa Ground Cinnamon is being voluntarily recalled for elevated lead levels. Because this recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, and not the regular recall page, there is no mention about whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date. The recalling firm is Spices USA Inc. of Hialeah, Florida. There is no safe level of lead consumption. People who are exposed to very low levels of lead for a short period of time may not have any symptoms. Symptoms of lead poisoning over a longer period of time in adults can include high blood pressure, headache, difficulties with memory or concentration, abdominal pain, mood disorders, and miscarriage or stillbirth. Symptoms of lead poisoning in children, who are more affected by this heavy … [Read more...]

Swad Cinnamon Powder Recalled For Possible Lead

Swad Cinnamon Powder is being recalled for possible lead contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this spice. The recalling firm is Raja Foods of Skokie, Illinois. While there is no safe level of lead consumption, people who are exposed to very low levels of lead for a short period of time may not have any symptoms. Symptoms of lead poisoning over a longer period of time in adults can include high blood pressure, headache, difficulties with memory or concentration, abdominal pain, mood disorders, and miscarriage or stillbirth. Symptoms of lead poisoning in children, who can be more affected by this heavy metal, can include developmental delays, learning difficulties, irritability, weight loss, loss of appetite, … [Read more...]

El Chilar Ground Cinnamon Recalled For Elevated Lead Levels

El Chilar Ground Cinnamon is being recalled for elevated lead levels. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this spice. The recalling firm is El Chilar Rodriguez LLC of Apopka, Florida. There are 127 cases of cinnamon included in this recall. There is no safe level of lead exposure. Short term exposure to dry low levels of lead may not cause symptoms. But if a person, especially a child, is exposed to lead for a long period of time, permanent damage may occur, including lowered IQ and learning disabilities. In adults, lead can cause damage to the brain and kidneys and damage to the production of red blood cells. The cinnamon is sold in 12 bags to the case. The recalled product is El Chilar Ground Cinnamon "Canela Molida," … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Alert About Elevated Lead in Some Ground Cinnamon

The FDA has found that some ground cinnamon products have elevated levels of lead. There is no safe level of lead consumption. The FDA has also recommended that the firms voluntarily recall these products, with the exception of the MTCI cinnamon, because the agency has not been able to reach that company. The recalled products include La Fiesta cinnamon, with lot code 25033, sold at La Superior and SuperMercados stores and distributed by La Fiesta Food Products of La Miranda, California; Marcum ground cinnamon with best by date/lot code pairs 10/16/25 10D8 and 4/6/25 and 0400B1, sold at Save A Lot stores, distributed by Moran Foods of Saint Ann, Missouri; and MK cinnamon, with no codes, sold at SF Supermarket and distributed by MTCI of Santa Fe Springs, California. Also part of … [Read more...]

Marcum Ground Cinnamon Recalled For Elevated Lead Levels

Marcum ground cinnamon is being recalled for elevated lead levels. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with this issue. The recalling firm is Colanna Brothers of North Bergen, New Jersey. Short term exposure to very low levels of lead may not cause any symptoms, but there is no safe level of lead consumption. The effects of lead consumption can vary on the amount, duration of exposure, and the patient's age and body weight. If a child is exposed to enough lead for weeks or months, permanent damage to the central nervous system can occur, including lowered IQ. For adults, chronic lead exposure is associated with kidney problems, high blood pressure, and neurocognitive effects. The cinnamon was sold nationwide at the retail level and also through … [Read more...]

Lead Chromate Found in WanaBana Cinnamon Apple Puree

The FDA says that lead chromate was found in WanaBana Cinnamon Apple Puree pouches, which means that anyone who ate it was exposed to chromium as well as lead. These heavy metals can cause serious health problems. The agency added that the leading hypothesis is that this was "likely an act of economically motivated adulteration." Historically, lead chromate has been illegally added to spices to enhance the color and increase the weight of the spice. That increases the monetary value. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that there are now 468 cases of lead poisoning linked to these products. There are 111 confirmed cases, 320 probable cases, and 37 suspect cases. The states where these patients live include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, … [Read more...]

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