Second cyanide in food opinion – have your say on draft
EFSA is publicly consulting on the follow-up to its 2016 scientific opinion on the acute health risks from cyanogenic glycosides in raw apricot kernels. Tiny traces of naturally-occurring compounds called cyanogenic glycosides can be present in some foods and convert to cyanide after eating.
In the new draft opinion, our experts have concluded that it is unlikely that consumption of such foods (including almonds and almond based products such as marzipan) would pose a health concern. The public consultation is open until 25 January 2019.