The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded a cinnamon recall to include some neighboring states to Idaho. While Idaho itself hasn't been directly impacted yet, it's important to stay informed, especially if you've recently bought cinnamon or shopped at stores that might carry the affected brands. There is a complete list of the recalled brands, the outlets that carry them, and a link to the FDA recall below.

What You Need to Know

So far, there haven't been any reports of the recall affecting Idaho directly. At the moment, the recall is centered around several Midwestern and Eastern states and has been extended to include Washington and California.  However, it's worth noting that a recalled cinnamon brand was distributed to Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, both of which have stores across Idaho, including in Twin Falls. This means it's a smart idea to double-check your cupboards for any recalled products, to be on the safe side.

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Cinnamon Recalled Due to Lead Levels

The FDA is concerned about elevated levels of lead in these cinnamon products. Lead exposure can have serious health risks for people of all ages, especially children. It can lead to learning disabilities, behavior issues, and lower IQ levels. Since cinnamon tends to stick around in your pantry for a while, prolonged exposure to any contaminated products could potentially compound these risks.

Taking Action

To make sure you're in the clear, take a moment to check any cinnamon products you have against the list provided by the FDA. You can find all the details, including lot numbers and codes for verification, on their website. It's a small step that could make a big difference in keeping you and your family safe. If you happen to have any of the listed products in your cupboard, you should immediately dispose of them or return them to where they were purchased for a full refund.

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Where to Verify

You can access the FDA's list of recalled cinnamon products through this link: FDA Alert Concerning Certain Cinnamon Products.

While Idaho hasn't been directly impacted by the cinnamon recall yet, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Stay informed, check your cupboards, and take any necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your household.

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