Apricot Power brand Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds and Apricot Seed Meal have been recalled across Canada due to concerns about cyanide poisoning.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the natural toxin amygdalin paired with incorrect dosage information means excessive consumption may cause cyanide poisoning.

Consumers are advised to either throw the products out or returned them to the store where they were purchased.

Bitter apricot kernels naturally contain amygdalin, which has the potential to release cyanide when the kernels are ingested.  Small amounts of cyanide can be detoxified by the human body, but high amounts may be lethal.

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.

The recall was triggered by the company, Ecoideas Innovations, on Saturday. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

Officials say there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption the products.

More information on the recall can be found here

CHEK News