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Caution, hydrocyanic acid in apricot kernels: the manufacturer calls MorgenLand products back


Recall: Increased hydrocyanic acid content in "MorgenLand" apricot kernels
The food producer "Ege Sun" has announced a recall of apricot kernels under the "MorgenLand" brand. An increased content of toxic hydrocyanic acid was found in the product. The substance can be dangerous, especially in children.

Food manufacturer recalls apricot kernels
The food manufacturer "Ege Sun" has announced a recall of apricot kernels under the "MorgenLand" brand. As the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety reports, the producer is recalling the following products "for reasons of preventive consumer protection": "MorgenLand Sweet Apricot Kernels, Organic, 250g Lot No. L160571, L160369, L160923, FA151094, FA151071, FA150960, FA150959 with best before date 22.03.2017, 02.03.2017, 29.04.2017, 15.10.2016, 15.09.2016, 24.10.2016 and 26.09.2016 ”and“ MorgenLand Hunza Apricot Kernels, Organic, 150g Batch No. L160649 with the best before date 31.03.2017 ”. This information can be found on the back of the packaging. The company asks to return the corresponding bags with the batches mentioned above. The purchase price will be refunded.

Increased content of toxic hydrocyanic acid
According to the Federal Office's notification, an increased level of hydrocyanic acid was found in the apricot kernels during follow-up checks. It is said that, by nature, occasionally bitter apricot kernels that contain hydrocyanic acid can occur. Hydrogen cyanide (hydrogen cyanide) is highly toxic and, according to health experts, can lead to health problems in children in particular and cause symptoms of intoxication such as nausea and breathing problems.

Cores for cancer therapy
Some people use apricot kernels to prevent the spread of cancer. However, scientists from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have only recently warned of such dangerous cancer therapies. The nuclei form cyanide in our body, a substance that, according to EFSA, is toxic and can even lead to death. (ad)

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