Public health officials have identified more children with elevated levels of lead in their blood after eating certain brands of cinnamon applesauce.

The count as of today, Nov. 22, stands at 52, up from 34 on Nov. 16, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The patients range from less

Continue Reading More children added to patient list as outbreak of lead poisoning linked to applesauce spreads

There are now almost two dozen children with reported adverse effects linked to applesauce pouches that have high levels of lead.

The 22 children impacted live across 14 states, with the state of residence for one of them being unknown. 

There are recalls for four products related to the illnesses:

Continue Reading Children in 14 states are now impacted by elevated levels of lead in applesauce

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are

Continue Reading Baby food manufacture warned by FDA after consumer complaint of infant botulism prompts inspection

After reports of widespread heavy metal contamination in U.S. baby food products surfaced in 2019, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy launched an investigation targeting seven major manufacturers. 

With only four out of the seven companies providing the requested data, the Subcommittee’s report released in

Continue Reading FDA’s ‘Closer to Zero’ plan fails to adequately address toxic heavy metals in baby food

Amid nationwide reports of infant formula shortages, FDA says sales are up and it is working to make sure appropriate formulas are available to the public.

An outbreak of cronobacter infections that has hospitalized at least four babies with two deaths has led to the closure of a major manufacturing
Continue Reading FDA says there is plenty of infant formula despite recall of Similac, other brands

Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of Listeria infections and have initiated testing in two other investigations.

The new Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has sickened at least 15 people, but the Food and Drug Administration has not yet identified a food source for the pathogen. In keeping with its usual
Continue Reading FDA reports new Listeria outbreak, begins inspections and testing in another