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Can Cinnamon Cause Lead Poisoning? Applesauce Pouch Contamination Update with Helena Bottemiller Evich

In this episode we're talking about:

  • the recent applesauce pouch recall due to elevated lead levels
  • spice contamination & how it may occur
  • providing guidance for parents to check the safety of food products in their homes

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE

Today’s episode is a little different - there’s not a lot of breaking news in the infant feeding world. But if you have been following the news perhaps you’ve heard about the applesauce pouch lead contamination story.

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode we’re talking about:

  • the recent applesauce pouch recall due to elevated lead levels

  • spice contamination & how it may occur

  • providing guidance for parents to check the safety of food products in their homes

ABOUT THE GUEST

  • Helena Bottemiller Evich is a seasoned journalist with expertise in food and agriculture reporting.

  • She has a notable career covering food safety, policy, and related issues, contributing to informed discussions on topics crucial to public health and safety.

  • Helena is known for her newsletter "Food Fix," where she provides in-depth coverage and analysis of food-related issues, including recalls, safety concerns, and policy developments

LINKS FROM EPISODE

  • Cowell, Whitney et al. “Ground Turmeric as a Source of Lead Exposure in the United States.” Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) vol. 132,3 (2017): 289-293. doi:10.1177/0033354917700109

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