Update on the investigation of elevated lead levels in Cinnamon Applesauce pouches

The FDA updated the status of its investigation of cinnamon apple sauce pouches as of December 5, 2023. The FDA has initiated an onsite inspection at the Austrofoods facility located in Ecuador. The Ecuadorian authorities report that Negasmart's cinnamon had higher levels of lead than allowed by Ecuador and that Negasmart, the supplier of cinnamon to Austrofoods. As of December 5, 2023, the FDA has received 64 reports of adverse events potentially linked to recalled products. States with Adverse Illness Events: AL (1), AR (1), CA (1), CT (1), FL (1), GA (2), IA (1), IL (3), KY (3), LA (4), MA (3), MD (6), MI (3), MO (1), NC (5), NE (2), NH (1), NM (1), NY (8), OH (3), PA (1), SC (2), TN (1), TX(3), VA(2), WA (3), WI (1). To date, confirmed complainants, or people for whom an adverse event was submitted, are under 6 years of age. As of December 1, CDC has received reports of 18 confirmed cases, 30 probable cases, and 4 suspected cases from 13 different states through their reporting structure. FDA's investigation is ongoing to determine the point of contamination and whether additional products are linked to illnesses.  @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/investigation-elevated-lead-levels-cinnamon-applesauce-pouches-november-2023?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


 Investigation of Elevated Lead Levels: Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches
Investigation of Elevated Lead Levels: Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

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

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