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Elevated Blood Lead Level Linked to Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

Company Announcement Date: November 9, 2023
FDA Publish Date: November 9, 2023
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Elevated levels of lead
Company Name: Wanabana LLC
Brand Name: Wanabana, Schnucks, Weis
Product Description: 
Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree/Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Product Photos:
applesauce recall


Recalled cinnamon apple puree and applesauce products. Information on lot codes and UPCs can be found in the firm's recall announcement or below:

Product DescriptionAffected Lots
WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree All
Schnucks Apple Sauce 90g pouches with cinnamon 05023:19
Weis Cinnamon Apple Sauce 90g 05023:28

Symptoms of Lead Toxicity:

Lead is toxic to humans and can affect people of any age or health status. Protecting children from exposure to lead is particularly important because they are more susceptible to lead toxicity. Most children have no obvious immediate symptoms. Parents and caretakers should consult a healthcare provider if you suspect a child may have been exposed to lead. Short term exposure to lead could result in the following symptoms: headache; abdominal pain/colic; vomiting; anemia. Longer term exposure could result in the following additional symptoms: irritability; lethargy; fatigue; muscle aches or muscle prickling/burning; constipation; difficulty concentrating/muscular weakness; tremor; weight loss.

Stores Affected:

  • WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches are sold nationally and are available through multiple retailers including Amazon, Dollar Tree, and other online outlets.
  • Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack are sold at Schnucks and Eatwell Markets grocery stores.
  • Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches are sold at Weis grocery stores.


Ongoing; updates to this advisory will be provided as they become available.


  • Consumers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled WanaBana, Schnucks, or Weis-brand apple cinnamon pouches and should discard them.  
  • These products have a long shelf life. Consumers should check their homes and discard these products. 
  • Most children have no obvious immediate symptoms of lead exposure. If there’s suspicion that a child may have been exposed to lead, parents should talk to their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test. 
  • Contact your healthcare provider if you think you may have symptoms of lead toxicity after eating recalled fruit pouches.

Contact Information:

Consumers who have symptoms should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care.

To report a complaint or adverse event (illness or serious allergic reaction), you can:

For more information and updates, view the FDA's investigation.

FDA Recall Announcement   FDA Official Press Release