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Schnuck Markets Recalls Select Schnucks-Brand Applesauce Pouches
Cinnamon in products may contain elevated levels of lead

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3, 2023 – Schnuck Markets Inc. has recalled select Schnucks-brand applesauce pouches because the supplier, Purcell International, has notified the company of elevated levels of lead found in the cinnamon raw material used by Austrofood SAS, the manufacturer of the applesauce cinnamon pouches. 

Lead is toxic to humans and can affect people of any age or health status. Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. Lead exposure in children is often difficult to see. Most children have no obvious immediate symptoms. If there’s suspicion that a child may have been exposed to lead, parents should talk to their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test. Although lead can only be diagnosed through clinical testing, signs and symptoms of lead toxicity vary based on exposure.

Short term exposure to lead could result in the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain/Colic
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia

Longer term exposure could result in additional symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches or muscle prickling/burning
  • Occasional abdominal discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty concentrating/Muscular exhaustibility
  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Weight loss

Schnucks and Eatwell Markets customers are urged to check for:

Schnucks Cinnamon Applesauce Pouch
12 pk.
UPC: 4131801152

Schnucks Cinnamon Applesauce Pouch
4 pk.
UPC: 4131801155

Schnucks Applesauce Pouch Variety
20 pk.
UPC: 4131801157

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to stop using it immediately. Affected products may be returned to the Schnucks or Eatwell Market store of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact the Schnucks Customer Care team at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Please note that this recall does not affect Schnucks stores in the Rockford, Illinois area, DeKalb, Illinois or Janesville, Wisconsin.

Media Contact

Paul Simon314-994-4603mediarelations@schnucks.com