The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat WanaBana puree, which is being recalled due to a potential botulism contamination. The product is still being sold at some Dollar Tree stores, despite the recall.
The FDA issued the recall on November 22, 2023, after receiving reports of four children with elevated blood lead levels. The children had all consumed WanaBana puree.
Botulism is a serious illness caused by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Symptoms of botulism can include muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, and double vision. In severe cases, botulism can lead to paralysis and death.
The recalled WanaBana puree was produced between October 18, 2023, and October 31, 2023. The product has a UPC code of 647925000002.
Consumers are urged to return any recalled WanaBana puree to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.
Dollar Tree has said that it is working to remove the recalled product from its shelves. However, some stores may still have the product in stock. Consumers should check the UPC code of any WanaBana puree they purchase to make sure it is not part of the recall.
The FDA is investigating the cause of the contamination. The agency is urging consumers to report any illnesses or injuries associated with consuming WanaBana puree.
Here are the steps consumers should take:
- Do not eat WanaBana puree.
- Return any recalled WanaBana puree to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.
- Check the UPC code of any WanaBana puree you purchase to make sure it is not part of the recall.
- Report any illnesses or injuries associated with consuming WanaBana puree to the FDA.
For more information on the recall, please visit the FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/wanabana-issues-voluntary-recall-wanabana-apple-cinnamon-fruit-puree-pouches-due-elevated-lead