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Sri Lanka bans fake cinnamon to protect spice image

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has banned the import of cinnamon substitutes in a bid to safeguard the reputation of its legendary spice “Ceylon cinnamon,” a government minister said Monday.

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage said the cabinet had ratified his proposal to outlaw the import of a cheaper variety known as “cassia cinnamon.”

He said he took the step after several container loads of the fake cinnamon that had been imported from Madagascar were found.

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