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

Recall date:
June 7, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Advantage Health Matters Inc., Back 2 the Garden, BioEssential Botanicals, Finally Gluten Free Foods Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8903, 8949, 8942, 8945

Recall details

Ottawa, June 7, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on June 6, 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.

BioEssential Botanicals is voluntarily recalling sprouted chia powder sold in bulk due to possible Salmonella contamination. The bulk product has been used to manufacture various products under several brand names. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Please note that the affected products listed in the table may have been sold without a code marked on the package. These products without a code would also be included in the recall.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00616 2 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00546 2 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00621 6 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00547 9 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Back 2 the Garden Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 200 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 Variable Back 2 the Garden
Pete's Gluten Free Sprouted Fiber Blend 400 g Best Before May 28 2016 None Finally Gluten Free

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 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

This recall has been issued as part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of some of these products.

More information

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