Smoothies recalled because of natural toxins in raw elderberries

Consumer complaints about disease-causing juices sold online have led to the recall of Evive commercial juices containing raw cranberries.

Evive Nutrition Inc calls it a “super-functional immune juice” because of its raw elderberry berries, which contain cyanogenic glycosides, a naturally occurring toxic substance, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The agency reports that the product was sold online.

According to the recall notice posted by the agency, “This recall was triggered by consumer complaints.” “Illnesses associated with the consumption of this product have been reported.”

There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of juices in their homes due to their long shelf life, which extends through 2023.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which could lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public with updated food recall warnings.

As of the publication of the Food Inspection Agency’s recall notice, Public Health Canada has not published any outbreak alerts related to juices.

The CFIA notice did not include any details about the diseases reported or the number of consumer complaints that were registered.

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