At least nine people in Minnesota have lead poisoning from applesauce pouches, according to a Fox 9 News report. More than 90 confirmed cases and hundreds more suspected cases have been reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
MN Applesauce Lead Poisoning Cases
Alyssa Magnuson told Fox 9 News she learned her daughter, who ate cinnamon applesauce WanaBana pouches purchased from Dollar Tree, had an elevated lead level at her one-year check-up. The level should have been zero, but it was 23. Magnuson, who lives in Pine City, said she fed her daughter about one pouch a day for several weeks.
A recall for WanaBana, Weis and Schnuks brand cinnamon applesauce pouches has been issued was issued in late October. But the product was still on the shelves at some Dollar Tree/Family Dollar stores in mid-December.
Symptoms of Lead Exposure
Symptoms of Short-term Exposure to Lead
- Abdominal pain
Symptoms of Longer-term Exposure to Lead
- Muscle aches, muscle prickling/burning, muscular weakness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Weight loss
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