The Food and Drug Administration and BrandStorm Inc. have announced the recall of two lots of organic freeze-dried blueberry pouches.
The FDA said the Natierra organic freeze-dried blueberries could contain lead higher than the FDA’s recommended limits.
Someone who has high levels of lead in their blood may not show symptoms, but too much lead could damage the central nervous system and internal organs.
“Acute lead poisoning may cause a wide range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or decreased urinary output,” the FDA said.
Children are vulnerable to lead poisoning and if they’re exposed to too much over a long period of time, they can have permanent damage that could cause learning disorders, developmental defects and other health problems, according to the FDA.
The blueberry recall involves lot numbers with the following best-by dates and UPCs:
|Lot number||Best by||Size||UPC|
|2021363-1||12/2024||1 serving, 1.2oz (34g)||812907011160|
|2022026-1||01/2025||1 serving, 1.2oz (34g)||812907011160|
If you have the affected bags of blueberries, you are being told not to eat them and to discard the products. Refunds are available at the place of purchase with validation through lot codes on the bags.
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