The FDA is investigating a Yakima fruit processor that supplies schools and a baby food maker for repackaging moldy applesauce, MSNBC reports.
In May, Snokist recalled more than 3,300 cases of applesauce that caused illness in nine children from North Carolina.
FDA officials claim that Snokist didn’t properly address issues identified during an inspection in June.
On Oct. 20, Food and Drug Administration officials posted a warning letter to Snokist Growers, saying the company cannot ensure the safety of moldy applesauce and fruit puree that has been reconditioned for human consumption.
“Your firm reprocesses moldy applesauce product … using a method that is not effective against all toxic metabolites,” read the FDA letter sent to Jimmie L. Davis, Snokist’s president. “Several foodborne molds may be hazardous to human health.”
Snokist issued a statement in response to MSNBC's story, stating that no “reworked” product was ever sent to schools or food banks. They also state that they have complied with observations made in the June inspections and are preparing to respond to the FDA warning letter.