Various products containing chia seeds or sprouted chia seed powder recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
June 6, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Advantage Health Matters, Back 2 the Garden
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8938

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 6, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on June 4, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Advantage Health Matters and Back 2 the Garden are recalling various products containing chia seeds or sprouted chia seed powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Please note that the affected products listed in the table may have been sold without a code marked on the package. These products without a code would also be included in the recall.

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

This recall has been issued as part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of some of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the 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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 010
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 014
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 039
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 079
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 086
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 100
8 54260 00616 2
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 010
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 014
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 039
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 079
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 086
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 100
8 54260 00546 2
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 010
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 014
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 039
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 079
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 086
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 100
None
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 010
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 014
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 039
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 079
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 086
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 100
None
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 040
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 072
8 54260 00621 6
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 040
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 072
8 54260 00547 9
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 040
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 072
None
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 040
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 072
None
Organic Traditions Ultimate Superfood Trail Mix 100 g All codes 8 54260 01070 1
Organic Traditions Ultimate Superfood Trail Mix 227 g All codes 8 54260 00980 4
Organic Traditions Dark Chia Seeds 227 g All codes starting with ASCBO13 8 54260 00613 1
Organic Traditions Dark Chia Seeds 454 g All codes starting with ASCBO13 8 54260 00614 8
Organic Traditions Dark Chia Seeds 25 kg All codes starting with ASCBO13 None
Back 2 the Garden Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 200 g All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 086 Variable

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