Update on High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches and Potential Chromium Exposure

Official Message No.:111981-1-16-2024-PHIN
Contact Info: Morgan | Morgan.Patrick@doh.nj.gov
Siobhan | Siobhan.Pappas@doh.nj.gov
Attachments: Yes Attachment 1 Attachment 2

Greeting Local Health Partners,

As a result of the identification of chromium as an additional contaminant in the applesauce recall, NJDOH is providing the local health departments with updated guidance when investigating children with elevated blood lead levels. Included as an attachment are: 1) updated Standard Operating Procedure for EBLL Investigation Related to Applesauce Recall, and 2) a template letter for informing families about the importance of speaking to their healthcare provider about potential chromium exposure.

If you have any questions, please contact the Childhood Lead Program for assistance.

This information has been broadcast to: _All Notifications; Local Boards of Health;