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OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 29, 2021 /CNW/ -
Brand(s): One Tang
Product: Sweet Apricot Kernels
Companies: Sungiven Foods Canada Inc.
Issue: Food – Chemical
Category: Nuts, grains, and seeds
What to do: Do not consume the recalled product as it contains excessive amygdalin which may cause acute cyanide poisoning
Audience: General public
Hazard classification: Class 1
Sweet Apricot Kernel
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Sungiven Foods Canada Inc. is recalling One Tang brand Sweet Apricot Kernels from the marketplace due to the presence of amygdalin, a natural toxin.
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.
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.
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SOURCE Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
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