Too much hydrocyanic acid: recall campaign for organic products at Aldi Süd

Too much hydrocyanic acid: recall campaign for organic products at Aldi Süd

Cranberries and almonds are too high in hydrocyanic acid
Recall from Aldi Süd: As the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety currently informs, an increased content of hydrocyanic acid was evidently found in cranberries from the organic range. This is toxic and can lead to nausea and breathing problems, especially in children. Accordingly, the "organic cranberries & almonds 125 g" with the best before date (best before) 14.12.2016 are affected.

Toxic hydrocyanic acid is especially dangerous for children
The discounter Aldi Süd has to take organic almonds off the shelves in several federal states. The manufacturer Vita Naturprodukte GmbH from Langkampfen (Austria) had previously called the product "Bio Cranberries & Almonds 125 g" "as a precaution for reasons of consumer health protection" with the best before date (best before date) on December 14, 2016, the Federal Office said. Bitter almonds were found in the corresponding products, which had an increased content of hydrocyanic acid (hydrogen cyanide). This is highly toxic and, according to the information, can lead to damage to health, particularly in children, and cause symptoms of intoxication such as nausea and breathing problems.

Customers should not consume affected products
Accordingly, the manufacturer asks the customers not to consume the product but, if necessary, to bring it back to the nearest Aldi-Süd branch. The cranberry-almond mixture was distributed by ALDI SÜD in the administrative districts of Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Darmstadt, Rheinhessen-Pfalz, Freiburg, Cologne, Koblenz, Trier and parts of the Saarland, the information said. (No)

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