RECALL: Apricot Seeds over Cyanide Poisoning

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(CANADA) – A Canada-wide recall has been initiated by the company that makes a certain type of apricot seeds and seed meal over cyanide poisoning concerns.

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Belo are the details surrounding the situation according to the Canada Food Inspection Agency. Please return any products you may have purchased.

Recall details

Ottawa, June 1, 2019 – Ecoideas Innovations Inc. is recalling Apricot Power brand Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds and Apricot Seed Meal from the marketplace due to natural toxin amygdalin. This toxin may cause acute cyanide poisoning. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below as they have incorrect dosage information and excessive consumption may cause cyanide poisoning.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Bitter apricot kernels naturally contain a compound called amygdalin, which has the potential to release cyanide when the kernels are ingested. Small amounts of cyanide can be detoxified by the human body, but high amounts may be lethal.

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Symptoms of acute exposure to high levels of cyanide may include headache, dizziness, mental confusion, weakness, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, seizures and coma.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

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Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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