Yin Chun Super Herbs Apricot Kernels Recall [Canada]


Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa: Logo - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency ("CFIA")The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”), an Ottawa, Ontario-based statutory regulatory and food safety authority recalls certain batch/lots of Bitter Apricot Kernels sold at Yin Chun Super Herbs 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/iCbO30rDEiS

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2021/75311r-eng.php

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

  • Bitter Apricot Kernels sold at Yin Chun Super Herbs Inc., Unit 2356 (2/F), 8339 Kennedy Rd., Markham, Ontario in variable size packages with best-before dates ranging from February 20, 2020 up to and including June 30, 2020.

==> 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.

These Bitter Apricot Kernels are thought to have been marketed, distributed and sold nationally in the Canadian province of Ontario although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution outside the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to the CFIA, it has recalled certain batch/lots of Bitter Apricot Kernels sold at Yin Chun Super Herbs from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected natural toxin Amygdalin contamination and consequential risks of acute Cyanide poisoning. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Raw 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 Bitter Apricot Kernels, 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 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 by sold at Yin Chun Super Herbs Inc., please search for “Yin Chun” 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: 14290-2021
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