Lead Warning Issued For Fruit Puree Pouches

The Minnesota Department of Health is urging families to beware of the possibility of elevated levels of lead in WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children. The pouches are sold nationally and are available through multiple retailers, including Sam’s Club, Amazon, and Dollar Tree. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed these pouches should contact their child’s health care provider about getting a blood-lead test. There is no safe level of lead and children are most at risk for negative health effects from exposure to lead, such as decreased IQ. This is why health officials are encouraging parents to check for this product and not consume it. The investigation into this product is ongoing. More information, including the product recall announcement, can be found on the <a href=”https://tinyurl.com/WanaBanaBan”>FDA website</a>.

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