Updated Food Recall Warning (cyanide poisoning) – Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels – Food Poisoning News


Recall date: March 19, 2021 Reason for recall: Other Hazard classification: Class 1 Company / Firm: Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Possibly National Extent of the distribution: Retail Recall details

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.

Recalled product Brand Product Size UPC Codes Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels 150 g 1 37101 65553 9 Exp:09/2021
Lot:40601 Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels 454 g 1 37101 61553 3 Exp:09/2021
Lot:10601 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.

Background

This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other

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