One of the spices most people in Texas use in its recipes besides garlic, chili powder, and cumin is cinnamon.  Cinnamon is a popular spice that can be used in sweet and savory Texas dishes.  However, the FDA has issued a warning for certain cinnamon.

KTEM-AM logo
Get our free mobile app

The FDA has issued an alert for certain cinnamon products because they contain elevated levels of lead.  The FDA highly recommended to consumers to throw these cinnamon items away.  Exposure to lead is dangerous, especially in children.

Read More: FOOD RECALL: Check Your Fruit Puree and Apple Sauce Pouches

Back in October 2023, the FDA issued a recall on cinnamon fruit pouches because of the level of lead found, and went on to further investigate ground cinnamon products.

Here are the items that need to be thrown away:


Two of the companies with products listed above have officially initiated a recall of their ground cinnamon product,  Raja Foods Skokie, IL, and El Chilar Rodriguez, LLC.

As a consumer, it is important to avoid consuming, serving, or selling any product that may contain these particular brands of cinnamon. These types of products are often shelf-stable and can last for a long time. If you have purchased any products containing these brands of cinnamon, it is recommended to dispose of them immediately. Check your cabinets for any cinnamon products you might have purchased recently or in the past few months.

What Will Happen if I have had exposure to lead?

Lead exposure in those who are young are more vulnerable and the potential effects of lead exposure can cause neurological effects that include learning disabilities, behavior difficulties, and lowered IQ.  Click here for a full list of symptoms in children and adults.

If you think you or your child may have been exposed to lead, don't hesitate to get in touch with your doctor.

You can contact the FDA here if you have had any adverse effects or would like to file a complaint.

How To Tell If Your Spices Are Too Old

If you're like me, you have a ton of spices in your cabinet...some you've had for years? However, do you know how to tell if they are still good or not? Here are some tips when you decide to clean our your spice cabinet.

Gallery Credit: Travis Sams

6 Insane Conspiracy Theories Texas Loves to Discuss

Since Texas is a big state, it should come as no surprise that recently, Texas was named #3 state most likely to be full of conspiracy theorists.

12 Items to Avoid Buying at Texas Dollar Stores

Of course we've all stopped at a dollar store for a quick snack, a drink or maybe you need to get something at a lower price. However there are several items that people SHOULDN'T get from dollar stores.

Gallery Credit: Daniel Paulus