Various products containing sprouted chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
June 4, 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
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8937

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 4, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on June 3, 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 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 nationally 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

This recall has been issued as part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation; however, there are no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these particular products.

Background

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
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 275
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 290
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 290
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 310
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 330
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 353
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 364
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 021
8 54260 00616 2
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 275
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 290
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 290
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 310
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 330
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 353
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 364
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 021
8 54260 00546 2
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 275
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 290
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 290
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 310
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 330
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 353
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 364
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 021
none
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 275
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 290
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 290
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 310
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 330
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 353
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 364
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 021
none
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 273
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 288
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 305
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 310
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 345
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 350
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 009
8 54260 00621 6
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 273
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 288
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 305
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 310
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 345
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 350
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 009
8 54260 00547 9
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 273
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 288
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 305
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 310
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 345
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 350
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 009
none
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 273
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 288
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 305
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 310
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 345
All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 350
All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 009
none

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