News  FDA's advisory on 3 different brands of apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches

  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Photo of the front and back of 3 different brands of apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches

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 parents can return the purchased products to the retailer for a refund.

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