Company refuses to recall apricot products despite FDA warning of possible cyanide poisoning

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The FDA is warning consumers against consuming Apricot Power products because of the presence of the toxic compound amygdalin, which can lead to cyanide poisoning.

Following receipt of a complaint and sample results, the Food and Drug Administration notified Apricot Power of the results and initial concerns. On May 8, the firm declined to recall the products. Upon additional assessment of the findings, the FDA held a follow up call with the firm to share the risks associated with these products. As of May 24, the firm has continued to decline a voluntarily recall of these products. Therefore the FDA issued a safety alert to warn consumers.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviewed analytical packets from the Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services from three samples collected by the Texas Department of State Health Services representing the products listed below, and found them all to contain the toxic compound amygdalin:

  • Apricot Power – Bitter Apricot Seeds – NGR FY24-015 (California Select) -Net weight 8oz (227g)
  • Apricot Power – Seeds Bitter Apricot Seeds – NGR FY24-016 (Organic Turkish Select) – Net weight 8oz (227g)
  • Apricot Power – Seeds Bitter Apricot Seeds – NGR FY24-017 (South African Select) – Net weight 16oz (454g)

These products can be purchased online at https://www.apricotpower.com/, as well as other online retailers.

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Company refuses to recall apricot products despite FDA warning of possible cyanide poisoning