Food recall in Australia – Raw apricot kernels for hydrocyanic acid

Newstart Heath Supplies has recalled Aprisnax Australian Raw Apricot Kernels from their online store and health food stores nationally, due to high levels of hydrocyanic acid. Food products containing high levels of hydrocyanic acid may cause illness if consumed. Consumers should not eat this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Date notified to FSANZ: 20/08/2014

Food type: Raw apricot kernels from apricot seeds

Product name: Aprisnax Australian Raw Apricot Kernels

Package description and size: Black Food-grade stand-up pouch, shelf stable – 1kg

Date marking: Best Before NOV 2015

Country of origin: Australia

Reason for recall: High levels of hydrocyanic acid

Distribution: The product has been sold via their online store ( and health food stores nationally

Contact: Newstart Heath Supplies, 0414 493 121,

(Source: FSANZ website)


One thought on “Food recall in Australia – Raw apricot kernels for hydrocyanic acid

  1. From toxicology I recall apricot seeds to be relatively high in hydrocyanic acid, but I cannot find and ADI. What level was found and how did the food get on the market, knowing that the food is inherently high in hydrocyanic acid


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