Federal officials continue to receive reports of children with elevated levels of lead in their blood. An international investigation of cinnamon in applesauce products is ongoing.

As of Dec. 6 the Food and Drug Administration had received reports of 64 “adverse events” in children aged 6 and younger. The children

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The company behind an outbreak of high lead levels in children who ate certain cinnamon applesauce has named the supplier of the cinnamon.

Austrofood, along with Wanabana USA, has named Negocios Asociados Mayoristas S.A., operating as Negasmart, a third-party distribution company located in Ecuador, as the cinnamon supplier.

Based on

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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

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According to the Food and Drug Administration, the number of children sickened by lead in imported applesauce products has grown from 22 to 34 in the past four days.

The implicated Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches were manufactured in Ecuador and sold under the WanaBana, Weis, and Schnucks brands. All

Continue Reading Almost 3 dozen children now included in lead poisoning outbreak traced to applesauce

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:

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Toronto-based RFG Canada Inc. on Thursday recalled approximately 1,250 pounds of meat and poultry pizzas imported from Canada and not presented to FSIS for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Without the benefit of full inspection,
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This article was updated to include an expanded list of recalled products issued Nov. 8, 2013. Garden Fresh Foods is expanding its voluntary recall of  fresh cut vegetables, ready-to-eat salads, slaws, dips and spreads sold under various brands, including Weis, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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Weis Markets, Inc., the Sunbury, PA-based supermarket chain with 162 stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland, is recalling Weis Quality salads for possible Listeria contamination. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall, which Weis announced Monday on its Facebook page. The Weis brand
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