Investigation of elevated lead & chromium levels in Cinnamon Applesauce pouches

The FDA has reviewed 90 confirmed complaints/reports of adverse events potentially linked to recalled products. The CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health is conducting case finding efforts in collaboration with state and local health departments. CDC’s case definition for state partners includes a blood lead level of 3.5 µg/dL or higher measured within 3 months after consuming a recalled WanaBana, Schnucks, or Weis brand fruit puree product after November 2022. As of March 8, 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 through their reporting structure. For more information, please visit the CDC’s page to review their case reporting methodology and findings. The CDC and FDA have different data sources, so the counts reported by each agency will not directly correspond. In addition, some people affected by the contaminated product might be reflected in both the numbers reported by the FDA and the numbers reported by the CDC, so the numbers should not be added together. The stores affected by the recall include WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches sold nationally and have been available through multiple retailers, including Amazon, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar/Dollar Tree combination stores, and other online outlets. Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety packs were sold at Schnucks and Eatwell Markets grocery stores. Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches are sold at Weis grocery stores. @

 Investigation of Elevated Lead & Chromium Levels: Cinnamon Applesauce
Investigation of Elevated Lead & Chromium Levels: Cinnamon Applesauce

Do not eat, sell, or serve multiple brands of recalled apple cinnamon fruit pouches. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

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