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DPHHS Urges Providers to Monitor for Possible Cases of Lead Poisoning in Children

Federal, state, and local officials are urging medical providers to be on the lookout for possible cases of lead poisoning in children after at least 22 toddlers in 14 states were sickened as of November 7, 2023, by lead linked to tainted pouches of cinnamon apple puree and applesauce.

The following were recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to reports of elevated levels of lead found in certain units of the products:

• WanaBana brand apple cinnamon fruit purée pouches

• Schnucks brand cinnamon applesauce pouches

• Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches



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