Three brands of cinnamon applesauce are under recall because they may be contaminated with lead.
The applesauce, which comes in pouches, could pose serious health risks, particularly for children and pregnant people.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said some applesauce pouch brands could be connected to an outbreak of lead poisoning.
WanaBana, Schnucks, and Weis have initiated voluntary recalls of certain lots of these products:
- WanaBana brand apple cinnamon fruit purée pouches.
- Schnucks brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety packs.
- Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches.
What to do if you recently consumed these products
If you or your family members have recently eaten any of the cinnamon applesauce pouches listed above, immediately take these steps:
- Stop eating applesauce packaged in pouches from the affected batches or brands. Throw them away or return them to the store.
- Contact your healthcare provider for guidance, especially if you or your children have eaten these products.
- Speak with your healthcare provider about testing for lead exposure.
- Watch for any symptoms of lead exposure, such as abdominal pain, constipation, or irritability but be aware that most children with lead in their blood have no obvious symptoms.
Lead exposure can be dangerous to health, especially in children and developing fetuses. Even low levels of lead can cause serious health issues, including developmental delays, learning difficulties, and behavioral problems.