Applesauce Recall; HUD Strong Families: West Point Tuition-Free STEM Camp for Middle and High School Students

Applesauce Recall; HUD Strong Families: West Point Tuition-Free STEM Camp for Middle and High School Students

High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches.

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 departments to consider the possibility of illness due to lead exposure and report cases to their local health authorities.

FDA, CDC, and state and local partners are investigating a potential link between high BLLs and consuming certain cinnamon-containing apple purée and applesauce products.

State partners tested multiple lots of the reported products, and test results indicated the products contained extremely high levels of lead. WanaBana, Schnucks, and Weis have initiated voluntary recalls of certain lots of the following products:

  • WanaBana brand apple cinnamon fruit purée pouches
  • Schnucks brand cinnamon applesauce pouches
  • Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches

More information about the specific recalled products may be found on the FDA’s website: Investigation of Elevated Lead Levels: Applesauce Pouches (November 2023) | FDA

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Summer STEM Workshops Return to the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 

Each summer, middle and high school students from across the United States are invited to come to West Point for a week-long hands-on STEM workshop. The overarching goal is to increase interest in STEM through inquiry-based projects; develop and reinforce student science, math and problem-solving skills that are prerequisites to success in high school and college; and motivate students from under-resourced, geographical locations to aspire to pursue STEM courses in high school and envision themselves in STEM careers.

This unique program offers students currently in 6th and 7th grade (Middle School) and 8th and 9th grade (High School) the opportunity to participate in hands on:


Through a scholarship, tuition for all students selected to participate in the 2024 workshops-as well as housing, meals, and all activities will be provided cost free!