Federal officials are reporting that the patient count in an outbreak of lead poisoning traced to imported cinnamon applesauce stands at more than 200, with all of those affected being six years old or younger.

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keep separate lists of those affected by the applesauce, which has been found to have five thousand times the amount recommended for safe consumption.

The implicated applesauce was made in Ecuador and sold in pouches in the United States under the brands Wanabana, Schnucks, and Weis. The Wanabana brand was sold in

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Schnuck Markets Inc. of St. Louis, MO, is recalling the Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad sold in its Deli/Chef’s Express departments from April 2-14, 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed to 99 Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Chef's Express labelThe product would have been labeled “Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad” and sold by weight through the company’s Deli/Chef’s Express departments. No illnesses have been reported to date related to the consumption of this product. This recall is a result of the Taylor Farms of Salinas, CA, recall of fresh,
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