Tuesday , August 16 2022

Remember: Spice can be deadly – manufacturer warns of death by respiratory paralysis


The Bavarian company must recall a product – for the impending death.

Massaging – Due to the potential health risk of hydrocyanic acid, the lower Bavarian company Salzhäusl Himalaya Kristallsalz GmbH recalls apricot kernels. Massing Company in Rottal-Inn announced on Thursday (August 1st) that the following will be affected:

  • Apricot kernels Biokraft Natura № 8
  • Organic apricot kernels
  • Organic muslic with apricot kernels.

Product reminder: Risk of death from hydrocyanic acid in spice

The download applies to all batches of these products. The articles were distributed on the Internet as well as in the retail trade. According to the manufacturer, consumption can lead to respiratory paralysis or death. Customers can return items for a refund.

Bitter apricot kernels naturally contain a relatively high level of amygdalin. According to the Bavarian State Ministry of Environment, health and consumer protection, only a few nuts a day can lead to symptoms of intoxication. Apricot kernels contain up to 300 milligrams of cyanide per 100 grams or up to one milligram per kernel. If consumed excessively, the cyanic acid can block important cellular breathing enzymes and, at worst, lead to internal suffocation. The Federal Risk Assessment Institute advises you to eat up to two bitter seeds a day or to abstain completely.

Product reminder: Danger of death threatens – apricot kernels as an alternative medical measure

A statement from the Ministry of the Environment, Health and Conservation of Bavaria said: "The demand for bitter apricot kernels has increased as it is recommended for consumption by various media as an alternative medical measure for cancer treatment. These recommendations address the scientifically recognized therapeutic effects and the dangerous neglect of the safety aspects applicable to food. "

Video: Hydrocyanic acid – Recalling potentially deadly food


Attention is also drawn to this product: Popular Biscotto American Cookies cookies may contain plastic foreign bodies. Even Edeka sausage, which is probably found in most German households, can cause extreme reactions.

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