Health Leads UK Ltd is recalling packs of Bitter Apricot Kernels because they contain high levels of Hydrocyanic Acid (Cyanide).
Taking quantities of the product could lead to high levels of Hydrocyanic Acid (Cyanide) being consumed.
Consumption of Hydrocyanic Acid (Cyanide) can lead to acute toxicity in some individuals. Symptoms of acute toxicity include headache, dizziness, mental confusion, stupor and cyanosis with twitching and convulsions. Acute toxicity can be fatal.
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