FDA warns – “SWAD Brand Cinnamon Powder” in 3.5oz Retail Packs recalled due to potential lead contamination

According to the FDA, Skokie, Illinois-based Raja Foods LLC has recalled its 3.5-ounce packages of “SWAD Cinnamon Powder” after learning that the product could contain traces of lead.

While short-term and low-level exposure to lead is not believed to cause symptoms, those exposed may experience increased blood levels and potentially other signs and symptoms, depending on the acuteness of the exposure, or how chronic. Lead exposure has been known to impact every system in the body but may be expressed differently in every person with regard to age and body weight. Children exposed to lead for durations (weeks to months) may suffer permanent damage to their central nervous system, resulting in long-term health outcomes that include learning disorders and developmental defects. Adults subjected to chronic exposure may experience “kidney dysfunction, hypertension, and neurocognitive effects.”

Initiated by Raja Foods LLC on March 6, 2024, the recall covers SWAD Brand Cinnamon Powder under Universal Product Code (UPC) 0-51179-34280-4 that comes in clear, 3.5-ounce bags. The product distributed to, and made available for purchase, in retail grocery stores across the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast United States. Recalled batches are as follows:

  • Batch KX21223, Best Before July 2026
  • Batch KX08123, Best Before March 2026

While no illnesses have been reported in connection to the issue to date, routine sampling conducted by the FDA revealed a potential for lead contamination.

Anyone who is in possession of an affected 3.5-ounce package of “SWAD Cinnamon Powder” is asked to bring it back to the point of purchase to receive a complete refund. Further questions or concerns may be directed to the company at 847-972-2865, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central time.


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