Various products containing sprouted chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella
- Starting date:
- May 30, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Food Recall Warning
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Advantage Health Matters, Back 2 the Garden
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, May 30, 2014 - Advantage Health Matters and Back 2 the Garden are recalling various products containing sprouted chia seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
Who is affected
There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Organic Traditions||Sprouted Chia Seed Powder||227 g||
|8 54260 00616 2|
|Organic Traditions||Sprouted Chia Seed Powder||454 g||
|8 54260 00546 2|
|Organic Traditions||Sprouted Chia Seed Powder||50 lb||
|Organic Traditions||Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder||227 g||
|8 54260 00621 6|
|Organic Traditions||Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder||454 g||
|8 54260 00547 9|
|Organic Traditions||Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder||50 lb||
|Back 2 the Garden||Sprouted Chia Seed Powder||200 g||
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