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Since the end of October, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working with WanaBana US, Schnucks Markets Inc. & Weis Markets to voluntarily recall certain cinnamon applesauce products due to reports of elevated levels of lead found in these products. 

Affected products sold in Dollar Tree and other stores and online at Amazon and other online outlets: 

  • WanaBana brand apple cinnamon fruit purée pouches
  • Schnuck Market Inc. brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack
  • Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches
Picture of 3 recalled apple sauce pouches

Customers Are Advised To

  • Immediately stop using these products.
  • Return it to the purchase place for a full refund or discard them.
  • Contact your child's pediatrician to have their lead level tested.

For additional questions about specific products, consumers are encouraged to contact the companies: 

Lead Poisoning

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), lead is a poisonous substance that can harm people of all ages and health conditions. It's crucial to safeguard children from lead exposure to ensure their long-term well-being. The effects of lead exposure in children are often hard to spot. Most children don't show any obvious symptoms right away. If you think your child might have come into contact with lead-containing products, talk to their doctor about getting a blood lead test. Lead poisoning can only be diagnosed through medical testing. 

While the signs and symptoms of lead poisoning vary, short-term exposure can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain/Colic
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia

Longer term exposure could result in additional symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches or muscle prickling/burning
  • Occasional abdominal discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty concentrating/Muscular exhaustibility
  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Weight loss

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Health Alert: Apple and Apple-Cinnamon Pouches Recalled Due to Elevated Lead Levels