Ecuadorian officials in Agencia Nacional de Regulación, Control y Vigilancia Sanitaria (ARCSA) have reported that Carlos Aguilera of Ecuador, the processor of the ground cinnamon supplied by Negasmart to Austrofoods and later used in recalled apple cinnamon products, is the likely source of contamination and is not in operation at this time. Additionally, according to

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now reporting a total of 287 patients, up from its count on Dec. 22 when 251 patients from 34 states had been reported to the agency.

The Food and Drug Administration had received reports of 82 reports of children with lead poisoning as of Dec. 26. The

CDC has received the following reports from state and local health departments:

  • Total Cases: 125
    • Confirmed Cases: 46
    • Probable Cases: 68
    • Suspect Cases: 11
  • States: CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, NC, NE, NH, NY, OH, OK, OR, TN, TX, WI, WV
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Active

Cases are reported

Multiple states have reported potential cases to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of high blood lead levels (BLLs) in children consuming recalled cinnamon-containing applesauce products that have high levels of lead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to advise clinicians and health