The popular baby food brand WanaBana has voluntarily recalled its apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches after the FDA warned the product has tested positive for “extremely high concentrations of lead.”
The FDA advised all parents who has a baby or toddler that have consumed WanaBana puree pouches to “contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test.”
According to the CDC “Lead is toxic to humans and exposure to the substance can lead to developmental delays in children.”
WanaBana has been sold at several big time retailers such as Sam’s Club, Amazon and Dollar Tree.
WanaBana fruit pouches found to have ‘extremely high’ levels of lead, FDA warns https://t.co/beLABOuza8
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The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents against buying a brand of fruit puree pouches for their children after the snacks were found to have high levels of lead, the agency said.
Lead was found in WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches, which are sold nationally at multiple retailers, including Sam’s Club, Amazon and Dollar Tree, the FDA said.
“Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test,” the FDA said.
Lead is toxic to humans and exposure to the substance can lead to developmental delays in children. Symptoms of lead exposure include headaches, abdominal pain, vomiting, anemia, muscle aches, irritability and fatigue, the agency said.
The FDA is urging parents who have fed their children WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree to get blood tests, as the product may contain elevated levels of lead. https://t.co/8wqQVQRIYB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 30, 2023
Check out what The New York Post reported:
WanaBana voluntarily recalled all of its apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches after the Food and Drug Administration warned that they contain “extremely high concentrations of lead.”
If any youngster has consumed the WanaBana puree product — which is especially popular among toddlers and young children who have trouble chewing and swallowing — the FDA advised parents to “contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test.”
Lead, which is toxic to humans, is especially difficult to spot in children, who may experience slowed growth and development, learning and behavior problems or hearing and speech problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified,” the CDC warned, noting that children can be exposed to lead by swallowing, touching or even breathing in the metal.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 30, 2023