Food Recall Warning - Consumption of One Tang brand Sweet Apricot Kernels may cause cyanide poisoning

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OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 29, 2021 /CNW/ -


  • Brand(s): One Tang

  • Product: Sweet Apricot Kernels

  • Companies: Sungiven Foods Canada Inc.

  • Issue: Food – Chemical

  • Category: Nuts, grains, and seeds

  • What to do: Do not consume the recalled product as it contains excessive amygdalin which may cause acute cyanide poisoning

  • Audience: General public

  • Hazard classification: Class 1

Affected products






One Tang

Sweet Apricot Kernel

180 g

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Sungiven Foods Canada Inc. is recalling One Tang brand Sweet Apricot Kernels from the marketplace due to the presence of amygdalin, a natural toxin.

The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia.

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 product in your home

  • Do not consume the recalled product

  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location 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.

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This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

What is being done

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 product from the marketplace.

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SOURCE Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)


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