11/16/2023: Lab Advisory: CDC Issues Health Alert for High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratories

Level: Laboratory Advisory

On November 13, 2023, CDC issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) message about potential cases of high blood lead levels in children consuming recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. The alert advises clinicians and health departments to consider the possibility of illness due to lead exposure and report cases to their local health authorities. We are sending this message so that you can prepare for possible increases in testing volume due to these potential exposures.

For more information, including affected lots and recommendations for clinicians and public health professionals, please review the HAN in detail.

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