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Posted on: November 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

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Several cinnamon apple puree and applesauce products, including WanaBana, Schnucks, and Weis brands, have been recalled due to potential lead contamination. Symptoms of lead toxicity in humans, particularly children, are outlined. The recall follows an FDA investigation prompted by reports of four children with elevated blood lead levels. The FDA, along with state and local partners, is actively involved in the investigation. The recall extends beyond the United States to include international markets like Cuba and the United Arab Emirates. FDA is continuing to evaluate illness reports and working to identify the source of lead contamination. Wanabana LLC initiated a voluntary recall, and the FDA is advising parents not to purchase or feed the affected products to toddlers and young children due to potential lead exposure. Ongoing efforts involve removing contaminated products from the market and collaborating with state officials and the firm. The FDA will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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