FDA Warns Parents and Caregivers Against Feeding Young Children WanaBana Fruit Puree Product

The FDA is advising parent and caregivers to avoid giving children and young toddlers WanaBana brand Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches due to the possibility of increased lead levels. All Apple Cinnamon pouches are suggested to be avoided no matter the lot number or expiration date. WanaBana products are sold nationally through multiple retailers including Sam’s Club, Amazon and Dollar Tree. Parents or caregivers of children who have consumed the WanaBana 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:

  • 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

For more information, see the FDA’s advisory here: https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-advises-parents-and-caregivers-not-buy-or-feed-wanabana-apple-cinnamon-fruit-puree-pouches