As parents, we want to make sure our kids have choices in snacks, some that are not-so-healthy and others that are healthy.

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One of the best treats you can have in your cabinet that is somewhat healthy is applesauce.  However, if you have applesauce in your cabinet or in the fridge you definitely want to check the dates on it.

Check Your Applesauce!

According to Food Safety News, The Motts company is recalling over 9,000 cases of Motts applesauce.  This recall began on May 18, 2023, and it has been ongoing.

The applesauce was recalled due to high levels of patulin.

What is Patulin?

According to the FDA, Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by Penicillium, Aspergillus and Byssochylamys molds that grow on fruit, grains, and cheese. The best-known example is patulin in juice or cider made from apples.

What applesauce do I look for?

  • Motts no sugar added applesauce
  • 6 pack 3.9 oz (111g)
  • Containers 23.4 oz (666g)
  • Individual units are packaged in plastic cups and placed in a cardboard sleeve of 6 sups with 12 sleeves to a case
  • Retail unit UPC is 14800000078
  • Case label UPC is 10014800000075
  • Best By: AUG 13 24 and Best By: AUG 14 24

If you have any of the above apple sauces, throw it away.

Texas is one of the states what was affected by the recall, however, according to Food Safety News, these other states were affected as well, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee,  Virginia and Wisconsin.

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