April 14, 2021

Chen Chen Dried Apricot Almond Seeds Recalled For Cyanide Poisoning

Another brand of apricot kernels or apricot seeds has been added to the long list of brands recalled in Canada for possible cyanide poisoning. Chen Chen Dried Apricot Almond Seeds are being recalled as a result of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's food safety investigation. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. This product was sold in British Columbia at the retail level and may have been sold nationally. The recalled product is Chen Chen Dried Apricot North Almond Seeds, sold in 170 gram packages. The UPC number printed on the label is 0 20616 99366 4, and the best before date on the item is Best Before: 12.May.2022. Apricot kernels contain amygdalin, which is converted in the body to cyanide. While the human … [Read more...]

More Apricot Kernels Recalled in Canada For Cyanide Poisoning

More apricots kernels are being recalled in Canada for possible cyanide poisoning. Apricot kernels naturally contain amygdalin, which produces cyanide when digested. While the human body can handle small amounts of cyanide, large amounts can cause severe illness and death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these items. These apricot kernels were sold in Ontario at the retail level. The recalled item is Bitter Apricot Kernels that were sold in variable size packages. There is no brand name on this product. And there is no UPC number on this product label. The kernels were sold at Yin Chun Super Herbs Inc., which is located at Unit 2356 (2/F), 8339 Kennedy Road, in Markham, Ontario. All units sold from February 20, 2020 up to and including … [Read more...]

Armeniacal Apricot Kernels Recalled For Possible Cyanide Poisoning

More apricot kernel products have been recalled in Canada because they contain enough amygdalin to possibly cause cyanide poisoning. This time, Armeniacal apricot kernels are being recalled. There have been no illnesses reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled items were sold in British Columbia at the retail level. Amygdalin is a compound that occurs naturally in apricot kernels. In the intestines, this compound is metabolized into cyanide. The human body can handle small quantities of cyanide, but large amounts can cause acute cyanide poisoning. The recalled items include Armeniacal apricot kernels with code 590080 that was sold in variable size packages. There is no UPC number on the package and no code numbers. This … [Read more...]

Recall of Our Father’s Farm Extremely Bitter Apricot Kernels Updated

The recall of Our Father's Farm Extremely Bitter Apricot Kernels for potential cyanide poisoning has been updated to include another UPC number and best by date. Apricot kernels naturally contain the toxin amygdalin, which, when digested, produces cyanide. The human body can handle small amounts of cyanide, but too much can cause acute cyanide poisoning that can be deadly. No illnesses have been reported to date to the company in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Our Father's Farm Extremely Bitter Apricot Kernels that are packaged in 227 gram size containers. The UPC number printed on the label is 7 18122 91750 1, and the best before date is July 7, 2022 (7-7-2022). The symptoms of cyanide poisoning include weakness, confusion, anxiety, … [Read more...]

Recall of Double Happiness Dried Apricot Seed Mix Updated

The recall notice, from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, that was posted on March 15, 2021 for Double Happiness Dried Apricot Seed Mix for possible acute cyanide poisoning has been updated with new information. This product is being recalled because apricot seeds and kernels naturally contain amygdalin, a compound that is broken down in the intestines to make cyanide. While the human body can handle small amounts of amygdalin, large amounts can cause serious illness and death. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this recalled item. The recalling company is Tun Hau Enterprises (Canada) Ltd. The recalled product is Double Happiness Dried Apricot Seed Mix. The package size is still 200 grams, the UPC number printed on the … [Read more...]

Wah Yan Tong Apricot Kernels May Cause Cyanide Poisoning

Wah Yan Tong apricot kernels may cause cyanide poisoning, according to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.  No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. Apricot kernels contain amygdalin, a compound that can release cyanide when consumed. While the body can eliminate small amounts of cyanide, larger amounts can cause cyanide poisoning, which can lead to death. Symptoms of cyanide poisoning include anxiety, restlessness, weakness, confusion, headache, nausea, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and seizures which can lead to cardiac arrest. The recalled products are Wah Yan Tong apricot kernels, More specifically, they include Bitter Apricot Kernels in 150 gram packages. The UPC number … [Read more...]

Two More Apricot Kernel Recalls Issued in Canada For Possible Cyanide

Two more apricot kernel recalls have been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) because the products may cause cyanide poisoning. The kernels contain the natural toxin amygdalin, which may cause acute cyanide poisoning. Apricot kernels naturally contain amygdalin, which can release cyanide after consumption. The body can eliminate small amounts of cyanide, but larger amounts can cause death. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of any of these recalled products. The first recall is for Our Father's Farm brand apricot kernels. The two products include Bitter Apricot Kernels, packaged in 227 gram containers. The UPC number on the product is 7 18122 91750 1, and the code on the label is Best Before 1-31-2022. Also recalled is Our Father's … [Read more...]

Possible Cyanide Poisoning From Organic Traditions Dried Apricot Kernels

This warning was posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): there is possibility of cyanide poisoning from consuming four lots of Organic Traditions Dried Bitter Apricot Kernels, so they are being recalled.  No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The Organic Traditions Dried Bitter Apricot Kernels were sold nationwide throughout Canada at the retail level. Apricot kernels naturally contain a compound called amygdalin, which can release cyanide after it is eaten. While the human body can eliminate small amounts of cyanide, larger amounts can lead to cyanide poisoning, which could lead to death. Symptoms of possible cyanide poisoning include weakness and confusion, anxiety, restlessness, headache, nausea, … [Read more...]

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