There have been no deaths, but at least five Missouri children have been sickened by cinnamon applesauce packets contaminated with lead.
The State Department Health and Senior Services (DHSS) said the packets are part of a nationwide recall of apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches by the company WanaBana. They are also distributed under the names Weis Cinnamon Apple Sauce and Schnucks Apple Sauce with Cinnamon.
Short-term exposure to high amounts of lead can cause headaches, abdominal pain, vomiting, and amnesia. Long-term exposure can lead to brain fog, lowered IQ, fatigue, behavioral issues, irritability, muscle aches, constipation, tremors, and weight loss.
State health officials said if you have any of these cinnamon applesauce pouches to empty them into the trash and then throw away the container in order to prevent others from consuming them. More information about lead poisoning can be found here.
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