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Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of a recall involving certain ground cinnamon products. The products were distributed nationwide, and may have been sold in Mesa County. The recall is due to elevated levels of lead that could lead to health concerns.


Recalled Products

  • La Fiesta Ground Cinnamon sold by La Superior SuperMercados
  • Marcum Ground Cinnamon sold by Save A Lot
  • MK Cinnamon Powder sold by SF Supermarket
  • Swad Cinnamon Powder sold by Patel Brothers
  • Supreme Tradition Ground Cinnamon sold by Family Dollar and Dollar Tree
  • El Chilar Ground Cinnamon sold by La Joya Morelense 


What Should Consumers Do

  • Consumers should check their pantries for any of the recalled items and throw them out.
  • For a full list of products and their distributors, visit the FDA website.


Lead Exposure

  • Based on FDA’s assessment, prolonged exposure to these products may be unsafe and could contribute to elevated levels of lead in the blood. 
  • Most people have no obvious, immediate symptoms of lead exposure.
  • If there’s suspicion that someone has been exposed to elevated levels of lead, talk to your doctor. 
  • Young children are especially vulnerable to the potential harmful effects of lead exposure. High levels of exposure for children during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood can lead to neurological effects such as learning disabilities and behavior difficulties.


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Media Inquiries, contact:

Sarah Gray
Communications Specialist
Six packages of ground cinnamon under recall for concerns about lead