Do not eat, sell, or serve multiple brands of recalled apple cinnamon fruit pouches. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with numerous health officials are warning consumers and doctors to be on the lookout for possible cases of lead poisoning in children after there has been 22 reports of illness potentially linked to recalled cinnamon apple puree and applesauce products.
A recall on WanaBana Recalls WanaBana, Weis, and Schnucks Apple Cinnamon Fruit Purée Pouches & Cinnamon Apple Sauce was originally issued on Nov. 9, 2023 due to reports of elevated levels of lead found in certain units of the product.
- WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches are sold nationally and are available through multiple retailers including Amazon, Dollar Tree, and other online outlets.
- Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack are sold at Schnucks and Eatwell Markets grocery stores.
- Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches are sold at Weis grocery stores.
Consumers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled WanaBana, Schnucks, or Weis-brand apple cinnamon pouches and should discard them.
These products have a long shelf life. Consumers should check their homes and discard these products.
Most children have no obvious immediate symptoms of lead exposure. If there’s suspicion that a child may have been exposed to lead, parents should talk to their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test.
Contact your healthcare provider if you think you may have symptoms of lead toxicity after eating recalled fruit pouches.
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