Certain apple puree and applesauce products are being recalled due to a potential of elevated lead levels. The FDA is currently investigating reports of four children with elevated blood lead levels, indicating potential acute lead toxicity. The investigation identified WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches, Schnucks brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches, and Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches as a potential shared source of the exposure.
Description of Recalled Products
- WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches.
- Schnucks brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety packs.
- Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches. (specific lots of UPC 041497216123)
What Should Consumers Do
- Consumers should not eat, sell, or serve these products and should discard them.
- These products have a long shelf life. Consumers should check their homes to ensure they do not have any of the products listed above.
Symptoms of Lead Toxicity
Lead is toxic to humans and can affect people of any age or health status. Protecting children from exposure to lead is particularly important because they are more susceptible to lead toxicity. Most children have no obvious immediate symptoms. Parents and caretakers should consult a healthcare provider if you suspect a child may have been exposed to lead.
Contact your healthcare provider if you think you or your child may have symptoms of lead toxicity after eating recalled fruit pouches.
Examples of products: