Food recall warning

Consumption of One Tang brand Bitter Apricot Kernel may cause cyanide poisoning

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Summary

Product
Bitter Apricot Kernel
Issue
Food » Chemical
What to do

Do not consume the recalled product as it contains excessive amygdalin which may cause acute cyanide poisoning

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
One Tang Bitter Apricot Kernel 180 g 6 28546 00724 8 2023.JN.20

Issue

Sungiven Foods Canada Inc. is recalling One Tang brand Bitter Apricot Kernel from the marketplace due to natural toxin amygdalin.

The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia.

What you should do

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor
  • Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home
  • Do not consume the recalled product
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased

Apricot kernels naturally contain amygdalin, which can release cyanide after being eaten. The human body can eliminate small amounts of cyanide, but larger amounts can result in cyanide poisoning, which could lead to death.

Symptoms of cyanide poisoning include weakness and confusion, anxiety, restlessness, headache, nausea, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, loss of consciousness, seizures and cardiac arrest.

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Additional information

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

What is being done

The 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 the recalled product from the marketplace.

Details
Original published date: 2021-11-26
Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Category
Food » Nuts, grains, and seeds
Companies

Sungiven Foods Canada Inc.

Published by
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Audience
General public
Recall class
Class 1
Identification number
RA-63659
Media and public inquiries
Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: information@inspection.gc.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca