The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added two more brands to its recall of apple puree pouches. Along with WanaBana brand Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches, Schnucks and Weis cinnamon applesauce pouches have been recalled due to a potential of elevated lead levels. While all WanaBana Apple Cinnamon pouches should be avoided at this time regardless of lot number, Schnucks brand has identified lot numbers 05023:19, 09023:22 and 09023:24 as lots that should be avoided. Additionally, lot number 05023:28 of Weis Cinnamon Apple sauce should not be given to children.
Parents or caregivers of children who have consumed the WanaBana, Schnucks or Weis Apple Cinnamon Pouches are encouraged to contact their child’s healthcare provider for a lead blood test.
Most children have no obvious immediate lead exposure symptoms, so parents should discuss testing with their child’s doctor.
Short term lead exposure symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain/Colic
Longer term exposure could result in additional symptoms:
- Muscle aches or muscle prickling/burning
- Occasional abdominal discomfort
- Difficulty concentrating/Muscular exhaustibility
- Weight loss
For more information, see the FDA’s advisory here: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/wanabana-recalls-wanabana-weis-and-schnucks-apple-cinnamon-fruit-puree-pouches-cinnamon-apple-sauce