Ecoideas Innovations Inc. is recalling Apricot Power brand Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds and Apricot Seed Meal from the marketplace due to natural toxin amygdalin.
Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below as they have incorrect dosage information and excessive consumption may cause acute cyanide poisoning.
|Apricot Power||Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds||454 g||7 280284 537130||EXP 0121|
|Apricot Power||Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds||226 g||7 528303 370840||EXP 0121|
|Apricot Power||Apricot Seed Meal||191.4 g||7 280284 536904||0218WF
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled product in your home, and if so, the product 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.
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.
Find detailed information on the health risks associated with exposure to cyanide, as well as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's recall process, here.
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.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.