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Elevated levels of lead means a recall of freeze-dried blueberries

Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries have been recalled by parent company Brandstorm Inc. Two (2) lots of their blueberries sold in 1.2 ounce packages were recalled after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said they might contain elevated levels of lead. The recall by Brandsotrm Inc. was initiated after independent testing was done by a lab in Maryland. 


Recalled Products:

Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries

1.2 oz. package

Lot # 2021363-1

UPC #812907011160

Best By Date of 12/2024


1.2 oz. package

Lot # 2022026-1

UPC #812907011160

Best By Date of 01/2025


Lead poisoning symptoms often present as: abdominal pain, diarrhea, muscle weakness, nausea, weight loss, vomiting, and more. Consuming foods with elevated levels of lead can be especially dangerous though because as USA TODAY explains it, “people with high blood levels of lead may show no symptoms.” So whether you are or are not showing symptoms of lead poisoning, elevated levels of lead in your blood can damage your nervous system and internal organs.

Customers that purchased Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries may still have them in their freezers. They can however be returned to your local retailer for a refund.

To read the article on the recall from USA TODAY in full, click here: