24 instances of elevated blood-lead ranges reported, 14 confirmed in GA from recalled apple sauce – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — As of early February, the Georgia Division of Public Well being confirmed greater than a dozen instances of upper blood-lead ranges have been reported within the state associated to recalled applesauce merchandise.

The lead-related recall of applesauce merchandise from the three manufacturers started in November when the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and U.S. Meals and Drug Administration introduced WanaBana model firms had recalled cinnamon-flavored merchandise for lead contamination.

As of Feb. 2, the CDC stated they’d 413 instances reported, with 100 confirmed, 277 possible, and 36 suspected instances of elevated blood-lead ranges throughout 43 states.

Based on Georgia well being officers, the applesauce pouches from WanaBana, Schnucks and Weis model merchandise have led to 14 confirmed instances of elevated blood-lead ranges, with 9 extra which might be in all probability and one case that’s suspected to be elevated blood-lead ranges as effectively.

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The CDC is consolidating data submitted to them from throughout america. For a case to be thought of as associated to the lead recall, the next particulars should apply:

  • The individual should have had a blood lead stage of three.5 ug/dL or greater measured inside 3 months
  • The individual should have consumed a recalled WanaBana, Schnucks, or Weis model fruit purée product after November 2022


Based on the CDC and FDA, indicators and signs of lead toxicity range, and the short-term publicity to steer may outcome within the following signs:

  • Headache
  • Belly ache/Colic
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia

Longer-term publicity may lead to further signs:

  • Irritability
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches or muscle prickling/burning
  • Occasional belly discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Issue concentrating/Muscular exhaustibility
  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Weight reduction

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