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Lead present in WanaBana fruit puree pouches, FDA, state health leaders say - WRAL News

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Source: https://www.wral.com/story/lead-present-in-wanabana-fruit-puree-pouches-fda-state-health-leaders-say/21120316/

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The Food And Drug Administration released an advisory warning for consumers to not buy a product of fruit puree pouches Saturday afternoon after a study found elevated levels of lead in them.According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA is warning consumers to not buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to toddlers or young children.The announcement comes after a joint investigation by the NCDHHS, local health departments, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the FDA.According to NCDHHS, the pouches were identified as a potential shared source of exposure following several cases of elevated blood lead levels in children in western NC.NCDHHS said as part of their investigation, the department analyzed multiple lots of products detecting extremely high concentrations of lead.After reviewing the NCDHHS’ findings, the FDA issued a voluntary recall of all WanaBanana apple-cinnamon fruit puree pouches, regardless of lot code or expiration.WanaBana also agreed to voluntarily recall the products.The pouches can be found in various stores including Sam’s Club, Amazon and Dollar Tree.

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