Consumption of Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels may cause cyanide poisoning
- Starting date:
- March 19, 2021
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Updated Food Recall Warning
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary
- Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Possibly National
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
Ottawa, March 19, 2021 - The food recall warning issued on March 12, 2021 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary is recalling Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels from the marketplace due to natural toxin amygdalin. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below as they contain excessive amygdalin which may cause acute cyanide poisoning.
|Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary||Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels||150 g||1 37101 65553 9||Exp:09/2021
|Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary||Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels||454 g||1 37101 61553 3||Exp:09/2021
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 products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store 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.
- Cyanide in apricot kernels
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Who is affected
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. 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 products from the marketplace.
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