Health Risk Important Message!

CtK is a cinnamon free church.

For the safety and health of the people of Christ the King

It has been brought to our attention that a current, active person of Christ the King has a serious, air-bourn, allergy to CINNAMON.  This means any food, drink, candy, gum, spice, breath mint, or any other products like hand sanitizer that contains cinnamon can cause this person’s airway to close quickly and would need to administer an epi-pen and seek medical attention immediately.  Please be mindful that cinnamon is a “spice,” ingredient that is in many foods, but is not always listed because of proprietary protection.  The USDA allows for ingredients, including cinnamon, to be generally listed as “flavors,” “spices,” “flavoring,” “cassia,” or “mixed spice.”  Which means companies are protected to not list all their ingredients for their recipe’s secrecy.  Often cinnamon is used in cookies like snickerdoodles, oatmeal raisin, applesauce and many apple products, pumpkin pie and pumpkin flavoring, chai tea, flavored coffee and many “holiday” drinks. When in doubt, please refrain from using any product that may contain cinnamon on church premises.  We apologize for any inconvenience for cinnamon lovers, but for medical safety we appreciate your compliance.  Thank you!

Possible substitutes for cinnamon include: nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, anise, caraway, cloves, fennel, ginger, mace.

Thank you!