News Archive

15/01/2008 Vegetable crackers recalled due to cyanide fears The manufacturer of "Piranha Vege Crackers" has voluntarily recalled their products after concerns they may contain higher levels than normal of naturally occurring cyanide.

Cassava plants contain cyanogenic glycosides - substances which are broken down in the body to cyanide and can cause poisoning. However, only very large ingestions are likely to cause toxicity.

It is very unlikely someone would be poisoned from eating the crackers. Piranha Vege Crackers are not available in NZ.
Return to News Archive Index 
University of Otago NZ National Poisons Centre



All information on this site is subject to a disclaimer.