FDA officials report recalled applesauce pouches were potentially contaminated on purpose

Oak Hil, WV (WOAY) – A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official says lead contamination in recalled applesauce pouches was potentially an “intentional act.” 

The agency’s deputy commissioner for human foods, Jim Jones, reported to Politico that the FDA  is still investigating the matter. 

However, all signs currently point to someone in the supply chain contaminating the pouches on purpose.

The FDA says at least 65 children under six have reported getting sick after eating the apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches under the WanaBana, Weis, and Schnucks.

According to the New Jersey Poison Control Center, contaminated spices are widespread. 

Sometimes, the contamination happens naturally because of metals in the soil, but other times, it’s intentional to add weight to a product. 

Lead is toxic to humans at all levels, causing developmental delays in children, as well as head, stomach, and muscle aches. 


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