The Food and Drug Administration has widened its investigation into the puree pouches possibly containing lead after seven more illnesses were reported in five states.
Both Schnucks and Weis Markets are now pulling their own brands containing the product.
Last week, the FDA called on parents to get their children screened for lead for potentially ingesting WanaBana fruit puree after the company issued a voluntary recall of its apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches sold at stores like Amazon.
The FDA said elevated levels of lead may be found in the apple cinnamon product, and the recall involves all lot codes and expiration dates.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services were the first to discover the possible contamination after blood lead levels were elevated in four children.
The state health department traced the source to the WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches, and further testing revealed the product had “extremely high concentrations of lead,” according to the FDA.
The level of lead could result in acute toxicity or adverse effects after the puree was ingested. WanaBana decided to issue the recall after reviewing the FDA results.