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Trader Joe's Issued Recall Of Its Applesauce

Update Date: Feb 28, 2017 08:40 AM EST
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Trader Joe's has ordered a recall of two different types of apple sauce nationwide on Sunday after some customers found pieces of glass in the jars. The Food and Drug Administration said all of the products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed.

The company, Manzana Products Co., Inc., said the recalled products are the 24 ounce glass jars of applesauce sold across the country. The first one is the Trader Joe's Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce with all use before dates through Oct. 6, 2018 and UPC code 00194877. The second one is the Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce with all use before dates through Aug. 8 2018 and UPC code 00015905 according to Syracuse.

People who swallow small sharp edges of broken glass will most likely experience damage in their entire digestive system. It may cause complications, as sharp edges can tear the tissues such as those in the esophagus. It could also end up causing an infection according to Drugs.com.

There are several symptoms that are associated with swallowing glass. Symptoms include vomiting, drooling, chest pains, neck pains and being unable to swallow. If the glass pieces are trapped in the intestines it can cause tissue damage or tears. If this happens patients can expect abdominal pain, dark stools that contain blood and abnormal sounds coming from the bowels.

Consumers who may have purchase any one of the apple sauce products are encouraged not to eat them. They may bring them back to Trader Joe's for a full refund or dispose of them. One other style of applesauce was recalled, but the affected jars of All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce weren't sold in the northeast according to NJ.com.

Customers with questions can call Manzana Products Co., Inc. at (707) 823- 5313 for more information. They are available at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Mondays to Fridays.

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