*FDA Investigation of Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches due to Lead Contamination*
The FDA is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed 3 different brands of apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated levels of lead. For more information about the advisory click here.
Children are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure. Lead in children can harm their brain, kidneys, and nervous system, slow growth and development, make it hard to learn, damage hearing and speech and cause behavior problems.
A blood lead test is the only way to know if a child has been exposed to lead. Concerned parents or caregivers should speak to their doctor about testing their child.
Click here to review Wanabana’s recall notice and list of affected batches. WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches are sold nationally in the U.S. and are available through multiple retailers including Sam’s Club, Amazon and Dollar Tree.
Two of the three products are not sold in Massachusetts. FDA has confirmed that there were no direct MA retailers for the Wanabana product; however, they may have been further distributed to Dollar Tree stores as cited in the FDA alert. Concerned health departments can use the attached Recall Effectiveness Checklist when contacting food retailers in their city or town to determine if the recalled product was or is still available for sale.
Orgain LLC of Irvine, CA is voluntarily recalling a limited production run of its Organic Protein Powder + Superfoods, Creamy Chocolate Fudge flavor, because it may contain an undeclared sesame allergen.
People who have a sesame allergy or severe sensitivity to sesame run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Protein Powder + Superfoods, Creamy Chocolate Fudge 43.8 ounce/2.64 lb. is an item exclusively sold at Costco. The impacted product is limited to four lots and has been traced to select Costco warehouse locations, but not to Costco’s e-commerce site. No other Orgain products or retailers are affected by this voluntary recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Click here for more information, including effected lot numbers.