FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Certain apple cinnamon fruit pouches have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration over concerns of lead contamination.
According to a public service announcement release from the Vigo County Health Department, three brands of applesauce pouches are involved including WanaBana apple cinnamon puree pouches, Schnucks-branded cinnamon applesauce pouches and variety packs along with Weis-branded cinnamon applesauce pouches have all been recalled.
The companies have recalled these products regardless of their expiration date and urge parents and caregivers to not give children these pouches due to high levels of lead.
Lead is toxic and exposure to it can cause health concerns. According to the PSA, symptoms can change depending on the length of exposure. Short-term exposure symptoms include headaches, vomiting, abdominal pain, and anemia, whereas long-term symptoms include irritability, fatigue, muscle aches, and difficulty concentrating.
Stores are asked to remove these products from their shelves and if there is a concern your child has been exposed by consuming these products, and you would like to have their blood tested, contact the Vigo County Health Department Clinic at 812-462-3431 to schedule an appointment.