CORE update of March 13, 2024

CORE update of March 13, 2024: the CORE list of outbreaks and adverse events includes three activity cases. The only update is for the investigation of elevated lead & chromium levels in cinnamon applesauce pouches (ref #1198). The advisory has been updated. FDA has reviewed 90 confirmed complaints/reports of adverse events potentially linked to recalled products. As of March 8, the CDC has received reports of 126 confirmed cases, 336 probable cases, and 37 suspected cases for a total of 499 cases from 44 different states. Wanabana has voluntarily recalled all WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches, regardless of the expiration date and lot code. Two additional brands of products are also subject to recall: certain Schnucks cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety packs and certain Weis cinnamon applesauce pouches. The product was also distributed to Cuba and the United Arab Emirates. @


 Investigations of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Investigations of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

The following is a list of outbreak and adverse event investigations primarily being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams.

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