Sunday, June 2, 2019

Recall for cyanide poisoning risk

Ecoideas Innovations Inc. is recalling its apricot seeds and meal because there is a risk of cyanide poisoning.

The company identified the risk and initiated the nation-wide recall which is being overseen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The toxin is a natural ingredient of apricots.

Customers are warned to not eat the products below: 

Brand Name
Common Name
Code(s) on Product
Apricot Power
Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds
454 g
EXP 0121
7 280284 537130
Apricot Power
Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds
226 g
EXP 0121
7 528303 370840
Apricot Power
Apricot Seed Meal
191.4 g
March 2020

Symptoms of acute exposure to high levels of cyanide may include headache, dizziness, mental confusion, weakness, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, seizures and coma.

There have been no reported illnesses, said the CFIA.