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Food Recall Warning - Various products containing sprouted chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Recall date:
May 30, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Advantage Health Matters, Back 2 the Garden
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Consumer
Reference number:
8936, 8939

Recall details

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.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 227 g BIO13SCS275
BIO13SCS290
BIO14SBCS290
BIO13SBCS310
BIO13SCS330
BIO13SBCS353
BIO13SBCS364
8 54260 00616 2
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 454 g BIO13SCS275
BIO13SCS290
BIO14SBCS290
BIO13SBCS310
BIO13SCS330
BIO13SBCS353
BIO13SBCS364
8 54260 00546 2
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 50 lb BIO13SCS275
BIO13SCS290
BIO14SBCS290
BIO13SBCS310
BIO13SCS330
BIO13SBCS353
BIO13SBCS364
None
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g BIO13SFCB273
BIO13SFCB288
BIO13SFCB305
BIO13SFCB310
BIO13SFCB345
BIO13SFCB350
8 54260 00621 6
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g BIO13SFCB273
BIO13SFCB288
BIO13SFCB305
BIO13SFCB310
BIO13SFCB345
BIO13SFCB350
8 54260 00547 9
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 50 lb BIO13SFCB273
BIO13SFCB288
BIO13SFCB305
BIO13SFCB310
BIO13SFCB345
BIO13SFCB350
None
Back 2 the Garden Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 200 g BIO13SBCS290
BIO13SBCS310
BIO13SBCS322
BIO13SBCS340
BIO13SBCS350
Variable

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.

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.

Illnesses

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

Advantage Health Matters: info@advantagehealthmatters.com

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600