An investigation by Consumer Reports has raised concerns regarding the safety of Lunchables, a popular prepackaged lunch product marketed for children. The investigation revealed that some Lunchables kits contained lead and other harmful contaminants, posing potential risks to children’s health. This comes amidst broader concerns about lead contamination in children’s

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Raja Foods LLC of Skokie, Il, is recalling its 3.5-ounce packages of “Swad Cinnamon Powder” because it has the potential to be contaminated with lead. 

The products included in this recall are, Swad Brand Cinnamon Powder in clear plastic 3.5 OZ bags, UPC 0-51179-34280-4, from either of the following two

Continue Reading Illinois company recalls imported cinnamon after FDA warns public about lead in product

El Chilar Rodriguez LLC of Apopka, FL, is recalling more than 1,500 bags of El Chilar Ground Cinnamon “Canela Molida” sold in 1.25-ounce bags, because it may contain traces of lead. 

The product was distributed by La Raza LLC of Forestville, MD, which distributes to brick-and-mortar retail stores within the

Continue Reading Florida firm recalls cinnamon named in FDA warning about elevated levels of lead

In response to the problem with elevated levels of lead in cinnamon in children’s applesauce and recalls of products in the fall of 2023, the FDA initiated a review of ground cinnamon and has issued warnings.

During the review the Food and Drug Administration found elevated levels of lead in

Continue Reading FDA warns consumers to throw out certain ground cinnamon in wake of lead poisoning outbreak

The FDA has confirmed that lead chromate is the source of lead and chromium in cinnamon applesauce marketed for children and imported from Ecuador.

Leaders at the FDA continue to believe the contamination was intentional.

The Food and Drug Administration had already confirmed that applesauce samples had as much as

Continue Reading FDA confirms contamination of children’s applesauce; theorizes it was intentional

More children have been identified as patients in an outbreak of lead poisonings traced to certain cinnamon applesauce products.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are now 468 patients spread across 44 states. That’s up from the 422 patients identified in the previous update on Feb.

Continue Reading Patient count continues to grow in outbreak of lead poisoning traced to applesauce

In the past week, the number of children affected by extremely high levels of lead in certain cinnamon applesauce pouches has grown.

On Feb. 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as of Feb. 9, it had received reports of 101 confirmed cases, 284 probable cases, and

Continue Reading More children added to the toll of those impacted by excessive lead in applesauce