Bitter Apricot Seed & Mix Recall Recall [Canada]


Bitter Apricot Seed & Mix Recall Recall [Canada]

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Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”), an Ottawa, Ontario-based statutory regulatory and food safety authority, warns against the consumption certain batch/lots of The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”), an Ottawa, Ontario-based statutory regulatory and food safety authority, recalls certain batch/lots of Apricot Power, Chen-Chen, Double Happiness, Earth Notions, Natural Herbs Trading Co., Organic Traditions and Surrey Natural Foods branded Apricot Kernel Products from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected natural toxin Amygdalin contamination and consequential risks of Acute Cyanide Poisoning with headache, dizziness, fast heart rate, shortness of breath, vomiting, seizures, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, loss of consciousness, cardiac arrest as well as long-term neurological problems, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/6Fj330rAR6G

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2021/75127r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Apricot Kernels are subject to this recall:

  • Apricot Power branded Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds, sold in 226.8-gram packages with an expiry date code of EXP0121 with a UPC of 7 528303 370840. These Apricot Seeds are thought to be have been marketed, distributed and sold in all Canadian provinces and territories. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.
  • Chen-Chen branded Dried Apricot North Almond Seeds, sold in 170-gram packages with a best-before date of 10 NOV 2021 with a UPC of 0 20616 99366 4. These Dried Apricot North Almond Seeds were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.
  • Double Happiness branded Dried Apricot Seed Mixes, sold in 200-gram packages with a best-before date of 30/12/2020 with a UPC of 6 26430 00016 0 These Dried Apricot Seed Mixes were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.
  • Earth Notions branded Raw Bitter Apricot Kernels, sold in 454-gram packages with a best-before date of April 2020 with a batch/lot designation of AK1803 and a best-before date of April 2021 with a batch/lot designation of AK1904 and a UPC of 6 89076 42028 0. These Raw Bitter Apricot Kernels were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian province of Ontario and nationally through Web sales, although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.
  • Natural Herbs Trading Co., Ltd. branded Bitter Apricot Kernels, sold in 100-gram packages with a product code of 3106030. These Bitter Apricot Kernels were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian province of British Columbia although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.
  • Organic Traditions branded Dried Bitter Apricot Kernels, sold in 227-gram packages; affected batch/lots: all batch/lot codes with a UPC of 6 27733 00900 3. These Dried Bitter Apricot Kernels are thought to be have been marketed, distributed and sold in all Canadian provinces and territories. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.
  • Surrey Natural Foods branded Organic Bitter Apricot Kernels, sold in variable-sized packages; affected batch/lots: all batch/lots with packed-on dates up to and including those marked with a date code of 21-MR-12 and a UPC starting with 0 201614. These Organic Bitter Apricot Kernels were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian province of British Columbia although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Dried Bitter Apricot products can be found on the Web site above.

==> No manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CFIA, it is warning against the consumption of certain batch/lots of Apricot Power, Chen-Chen, Double Happiness, Earth Notions, Natural Herbs Trading Co., Organic Traditions and Surrey Natural Foods branded Apricot Kernel Products within the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Amygdalin contamination, a natural toxin, with consequential risks of acute Cyanide poisoning. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Dried Bitter Apricot Kernels identified above.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Apricot Kernel products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat acute Cyanide poisoning.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752.

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or +1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at +1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@canada.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Dried Bitter Apricot Kernels, please search for “apricot” or more generically, “fruit” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Amygdalin contamination, please search for “Amygdalin” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Apricot Power brand name, please search for “Apricot Power” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Chen-Chen brand name, please search for “Chen-Chen” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Double Happiness brand name, please search for “Double Happiness” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Earth Notions brand name, please search for “Earth Notions” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Natural Herbs Trading Co., Ltd. brand name, please search for “Natural Herbs” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Organic Traditions brand name, please search for “Organic Traditions” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Surrey Natural Foods brand name, please search for “Surrey Natural” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: not listed for this recall notification
Recalls Direct RIN: 14209-2021
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