Mott’s No Sugar Added Applesauce Recall: Elevated Levels of Patulin Detected
Mott’s, a renowned brand known for its applesauce, has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 9,600 cases of its No Sugar Added applesauce due to possible contamination. The recall was prompted by the detection of elevated levels of patulin, a toxic substance originating from mold on fruit. This article provides detailed information about the recall, including affected products, distribution areas, and steps consumers should take.
Mott’s LLP has voluntarily recalled approximately 9,600 cases of its No Sugar Added applesauce following the identification of elevated levels of patulin, a harmful substance. Patulin is a toxic compound that naturally occurs in molds or fungi found on fruit. The recall affects 3.9-ounce cups of Mott’s No Sugar Added applesauce, which are sold in packs of six.
The recall was initiated on May 18 and remains ongoing. While no injuries or illnesses related to the recalled applesauce have been reported, ingestion of patulin has been associated with vomiting and gastrointestinal issues. Consumers are advised to check the packaging of any purchased Mott’s No Sugar Added applesauce six packs for matching printed codes and “best by” dates specified in the recall.
The recalled products were distributed for retail in 24 U.S. states, including Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Additionally, the affected products were distributed in Bermuda and the Dominican Republic.
To identify the specific recalled products, consumers should look for the printed code and “best by” date on the packaging. The following codes and “best by” dates indicate the recalled Mott’s No Sugar Added applesauce:
- Code: 042123LY, Best By: August 13, 2024
- Code: 042223LY, Best By: August 14, 2024
It is important to note that Mott’s No Sugar Added applesauce with different codes and “best by” dates are not included in the recall and can be safely consumed.
Mott’s spokesperson reassured consumers that the company is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards and has taken necessary actions to remove the impacted product from the market. The FDA has not yet classified the recall, which would provide additional information about the severity of potential harm associated with the recalled product.
Patulin is one of the five mycotoxins that the FDA monitors in human food. It can be produced by molds such as Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Byssochylamys, which are known to grow on various food items, including apples and apple products. While ingesting higher amounts of patulin has been linked to gastrointestinal issues, there is currently no proven evidence suggesting that it is a carcinogen.
Proper handling, storage, and transportation practices by food processing companies can help mitigate the risk of mycotoxin contamination. Unfortunately, individual consumers have limited control over mycotoxins since they typically develop during crop production or storage.
Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit and the Importance of an Experienced Attorney
If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by consuming Mott’s No Sugar Added applesauce with elevated levels of patulin, it may be advisable to consider filing a product liability lawsuit. Such lawsuits hold manufacturers accountable for injuries caused by their defective products. Seeking the assistance of an experienced product liability attorney is crucial to navigate the complex legal process and increase the chances of a successful claim.
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