Massive Recall On Children’s Snack Available In Michigan
One of the scariest things for a parent can be food recalls. They can make you scramble through your cabinets, drawers, fridges, freezers, pantries, snack bags, and more making sure that you haven't purchased the item anytime soon. Then once that panic settles, a new one sets in as they try and thing if they have had that product within the recall date or not. For the most part, most parents make it through this but it's still terrifying.
Just earlier this month the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled the fun-shaped/dinosaur nuggets from Tyson Foods off the shelves, citing them for having small metal pieces inside, which led to at least one injury. Another food item is being pulled off the shelves and customers are being asked to return or discard them to avoid injury. The most troublesome part is it's another product that is mostly designed to feed children.
Growing up I was a huge fan of applesauce and lowkey I still am. I admit that when the lacrosse parents bring the applesauce pouches on the travel weekends, I definitely eat a few. After this news, I will be much more cautious about which applesauce I'm taking, if I even choose to enjoy the applesauce pouches again.
WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches, Schnucks brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches, and Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches have all been recalled for having high levels of lead inside. This recall deals with all products no matter their lot codes or expiration dates. This isn't normal with product recalls, but this is not the average recall.
Since these applesauce pouches have very long shelf lives, they are asking for consumers to check their kitchens and pantries for all of these products and discard or return them for a full refund. If you're concern that you or your child have ingested lead, please consult a doctor as most children and even some adults don't show any symptoms after being exposed to lead.
The recall began in North Carolina after a child became sick with high blood lead levels and it was found that the child had consumed one of the applesauce pouches. After testing the pouch, they found that the high lead levels. Since the recall was made in late October 3 more kids have become sick, leaving the total at 4.
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