The FDA is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or serve certain WanaBana, Schnucks and Weis brand apple puree and applesauce products to children because the product may contain elevated levels of lead. These are not South Carolina WIC-approved products, but this information is for the safety of your family.
These products include:
- Recalled WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches (all lot codes and expiration dates)
- Recalled Schnucks brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack (UPC 4131801152, 4131801155, 4131801157)
- Recalled Weis brand cinnamon apple sauce pouches (UPC 041497216123)
What parents and caregivers should do
Please stop using the recalled products immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have questions, you can contact WanaBana at email@example.com, or the Schnucks Customer Care team at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400, or the Weis Customer Service number at 866-999-9347.
Signs and symptoms of lead toxicity
Lead is toxic to humans and can affect people of any age or health status. Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. Lead exposure in children is often difficult to see. Most children have no obvious immediate symptoms. If there’s suspicion that a child may have been exposed to lead, parents should talk to their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test. Although lead can only be diagnosed through clinical testing, signs and symptoms of lead toxicity vary based on exposure.
Short term exposure to lead could result in the following symptoms:
- 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