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A Times investigation has revealed how applesauce laced with high levels of lead sailed through a food safety system meant to protect American consumers, and poisoned hundreds of children across the U.S.

Christina Jewett, who covers the Food and Drug Administration for The Times, talks about what she found.


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Christina Jewett, who covers the Food and Drug Administration for The New York Times.

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The problem was found because Thomas Duong and Nicole Peterson, parents in North Carolina, followed up when a routine test showed high lead levels in their children’s blood.Jesse Barber for The New York Times

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