Various products containing sprouted chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
June 3, 2014
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary, Intuitive Path SuperFoods
British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 3, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on May 30, 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.

Industry is recalling various products containing sprouted chia seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Quebec and through Internet sales.

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 no 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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Intuitive Path SuperFoods Black Sprouted Chia Seeds Certified Organic 227 g Best Before: Dec 31/14, Jan 1/16, 05/16 None
Intuitive Path SuperFoods Black Sprouted Chia Seeds Certified Organic 454 g Best Before:Jan 1/16, 05/16 None
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Chia Seed Sprouted and Ground (Salvia hispanica) Organic 227 g 0290
1 37101 61797 1
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Chia Seed Sprouted and Ground (Salvia hispanica) Organic 454 g 0290
1 37101 62797 0
Naturallyorganic Organic sprouted chia seeds cold milled 250 g B1013SBC310 0 83747 00342 8


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