The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has warned against consuming a luxurious green Indian product of the beautiful brand, which is made in India.
In the warning, which was published on its official account on the social networking site Twitter, the authority indicated that this product with a production date of 01/2018 and an expiration date of 01/2020 may cause health damage to consumers.
The General Authority explained this warning, that this Indian cardamom contains a pesticide called Bifenthrin, and its percentage exceeds the maximum permissible levels of pesticide residues.
She advised consumers to get rid of this product if it is available to them and not to eat it at all.
In turn, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority confirmed that it is following up on the implementation of the procedures in order to ensure that the markets are completely free of this product.
What are the side effects of the pesticide Bifenthrin?
If this substance contacts the human skin, it will cause tingling, itching, burning and numbness in the specific area. This feeling usually goes away after about 48 hours.
As for breathing in this substance, it can cause irritation of the nose, throat and lungs.
It is worth noting that people who eat a large amount of this substance are at risk of developing:
- Sore throat
- Abdominal pain
- Vomit immediately after eating it.
When bifenthrin enters the body, it is absorbed slowly, until the body gets rid of it through excretion after approximately 3-7 days.