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
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
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.
|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||
|1 37101 61797 1|
|Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary||Chia Seed Sprouted and Ground (Salvia hispanica) Organic||454 g||
|1 37101 62797 0|
|Naturallyorganic||Organic sprouted chia seeds cold milled||250 g||B1013SBC310||0 83747 00342 8|
Select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window
CFIA Media Relations
For more informationFor more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.