Motts LLP, of Frisco, TX, is recalling 9,593 cases of Motts applesauce because of elevated patulin levels.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patulin is a mycotoxin produced by a variety of molds, particularly Aspergillus, Penicillium and Byssochlamys. Often found in rotting apples and apple products. The acute symptoms in humans include nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting.

According to the details posted online by the FDA, the recall was initiated on May 18, 2023, and is ongoing.

The recalled products were distributed in the U.S. in the following states: Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. It was also distributed in Bermuda and the Dominican Republic.

Recalled products:

  • Motts no sugar added applesauce 
  • 6 pack 3.9 oz (111g) 
  • Containers 23.4 oz (666g)
  • Individual units are packaged in plastic cups and placed in a cardboard sleeve of 6 sups with 12 sleeves to a case 
  • Retail unit UPC is 14800000078
  • Case label UPC is 10014800000075
  • Best By: AUG 13 24 and Best By: AUG 14 24

Anyone who purchased the recalled product should immediately dispose of it and not consume it.

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