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

Recall date:
June 3, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary, Intuitive Path SuperFoods
Distribution:
British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8917, 8918

Recall 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.

Recalled 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
BEST BEFORE
2016/05
1 37101 61797 1
Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary Chia Seed Sprouted and Ground (Salvia hispanica) Organic 454 g 0290
BEST BEFORE
2016/05
1 37101 62797 0
Naturallyorganic Organic sprouted chia seeds cold milled 250 g B1013SBC310 0 83747 00342 8

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 no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

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

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