High Blood Lead Levels Found in Children Consuming Recalled Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Alert on November 13, 2023 following multiple states reporting potential cases of high blood lead levels (BLLs) in children consuming recalled cinnamon-containing applesauce. As of November 7, 2023, there have been 22 cases reported in 14 states, with no cases reported in West Virginia. Stores in West Virginia affected by this recall include Dollar Tree, Weis grocery store, Amazon and other online outlets.

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Distributed via the WV Health Alert Network – November 15, 2023