La Fiesta Food Products of La Mirada, CA, is recalling Cinnamon Ground .87oz because it has the potential to be contaminated with lead.

The affected product was distributed in California as well as Arizona, Washington and Texas through distributors to retail stores from April 20, 2023, through May 3, 2023. It has a long shelf life so consumers are urged to check their homes for the product.

The impacted Cinnamon Ground products are identified below:
La Fiesta Brand Cinnamon Ground .87oz UPC#032327000449

La Fiesta Food Products became aware of the issue after the Food and  Drug Administration collected samples of the product and lab analysis revealed elevated concentrations of lead.

Consumers who have purchased this product are advised to dispose of it or return to place of purchase for refund. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers with questions can contact 408-326-0487 or qualityassurance@lffp.com.

About lead poisoning
Short term exposures to very low levels of lead may not elicit any symptoms. It is possible that increased blood lead levels may be the only apparent sign of lead exposure. Additional signs and symptoms of lead exposure are more likely with acute exposure to higher levels of lead or chronic exposure to lead. While lead can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount and duration of lead exposure and age/ body weight. 

If a child is exposed to enough lead for a protracted period of time (e.g., weeks to months) permanent damage to the central nervous system may occur. This can result in learning disorders, developmental defects, and other long-term health problems. For adults, chronic lead exposure is associated with kidney dysfunction, hypertension, and neurocognitive effects.

Exposure to large amounts of lead can cause lead poisoning. While lead can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount of and duration of lead exposure and age of the person exposed.

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