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Recalled Applesauce Sold In Deschutes Co. Tied To Lead Poisoning

BEND, OR -- The FDA is recalling cinnamon applesauce pouches over lead poisoning concerns. At least 22 reports of illness are potentially linked to the applesauce sold under multiple names.

Several Oregon children have been identified with elevated blood levels after eating WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches. A child from Lake County reportedly consumed the recalled product, purchased in Deschutes County.

WanaBana fruit puree pouches are distributed through Amazon, Dollar Tree and other retailers. Also recalled: Schnucks brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack, and Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches with the UPC 041497216123.

Lead Toxicity can cause headache, vomiting and anemia. Long term exposure can result in irritability, fatigue, muscle aches and difficulty concentrating.

"If you think your child may have consumed recalled fruit pouches in the past few months, you should talk to your child's healthcare provider about getting a blood test," Dr. Rita Bacho, Deschutes County's Communicable Disease Program Manager said in a statement. Parents or caregivers should also stop feeding children the recalled fruit pouches, regardless of if the child shows symptoms of lead poisoning. 

More information on the recall is available from the FDA

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