Food recall warning

Consumption of Evive brand Immunity Super Functional Smoothie may cause cyanide poisoning

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Summary

Product
Immunity Super Functional Smoothie
Issue
Food - Chemical
What to do

Do not consume the recalled product as it contains raw elderberries that naturally contain cyanogenic glycosides, which may cause cyanide poisoning

Affected products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Evive Immunity Super Functional Smoothie 150 g None

H202131213
2023 MA 06

H202132113
2023 MA 18

H202134213
2023 JN 08

Issue

Evive Nutrition Inc. is recalling Evive brand Immunity Super Functional Smoothie from the marketplace due to the presence of raw elderberries, which contain cyanogenic glycosides, a natural toxin.

The recalled product has been sold online.

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

Raw elderberries naturally contain cyanogenic glycosides, 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 consumer complaints.

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

What is being done

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 the recalled product from the marketplace.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Food recall warning
Category
Food - Beverages - Non-alcoholic
Companies

Evive Nutrition Inc.

Published by
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Audience
General public
Recall class
Class 1
Identification number
RA-63851
Canadian Food Inspection Agency ID
14821
Media and public enquiries
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