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AGs call on FDA to act on lead found in baby food

BALTIMORE, MD—A coalition of attorneys general, including Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown, are calling on the the Food & Drug Administration to take action on toxic metals found in baby food. A letter (PDF) sent to the FDA by the coalition brings attention to recent childhood lead poisoning linked to recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches made by WanaBana, Schnucks, and …


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CDC reports 101 confirmed cases of illness due to elevated lead, chromium levels in cinnamon applesauce pouches

WASHINGTON—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food & Drug Administration continue to investigate cases of reported illnesses due to elevated levels of lead and chromium found in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To date, confirmed complainants, or people for whom a complaint or adverse event was submitted and met FDA’s complainant definition, are between zero and 53 years of …


FDA continues to investigate elevated lead, chromium levels found in cinnamon applesauce pouches as reports of adverse reactions mount

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to investigate reports of adverse reactions due to elevated levels of lead and chromium found in cinnamon applesauce pouches across the country. As of January 8, 2024, FDA has received 87 confirmed complaints/reports of adverse events potentially linked to recalled products. To date, confirmed complainants, or people for whom a complaint or adverse …

FDA recalls Nutramigen baby formula due to possibile contamination

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition has announced a voluntary recall of select batches of Nutramigen Powder.  The specialty infant formula for the dietary management of Cows Milk Allergy (CMA) in 12.6 and 19.8 oz cans is being recalled due to a possibility of contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii in product sampled outside the U.S. All product in question went through extensive testing …

FDA advises parents not to buy WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches to toddlers, young children due of elevated lead levels

UPDATE: The FDA continues to investigate this recall as reports of adverse reactions continue to mount. Original story below… WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated levels of lead. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children …

Sunnyside Farms Organic Butternut Squash sold at Costco recalled due to possible E. coli risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Safeway Fresh Foods is recalling its 32-oz. Diced Organic Butternut Squash product as it has the potential to be contaminated with Escherichia coli O45. E. coli O45 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. HUS is …

Life Raft Treats recalls ice cream products, Not Fried Chicken, and Life Is Peachy due to possible Listeria risk

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Life Raft Treats is recalling their Not Fried Chicken 64 oz bucket, Not Fried Chicken 2.5 oz bar UPC 8 60006 18210 6 and Life Is Peachy 6 count box ice cream products, all with BEST BY DATES up to and including AUG 8212024 due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can …

NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough break-and-bake bars recalled due to potential presence of wood pieces

ARLINGTON, VA—Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough “break and bake” Bar (16.5 oz) products due to the potential presence of wood fragments. The voluntary recall is isolated to two batches of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough “break and bake” Bar products that were produced on …