This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.
Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.
Updated Food Recall Warning - Back 2 the Garden brand and Now Real Food brand sprouted chia seed powder recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination
- Recall date:
- November 16, 2015
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological - Salmonella
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- Everspring Farms Ltd
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, November 16, 2015 - The food recall warning issued on November 4, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Everspring Farms Ltd. is voluntarily recalling Back 2 the Garden brand and Now Real Food brand sprouted chia seed powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following products have been sold nationally as well as through internet sales.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||UPC||Code(s) on Product|
|Back 2 the Garden||Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder||200 g||6 27843 15900 1||Lot #EVCHO150430-08 BB/MA JUN-2016,
Lot #EVCHO150608-03 BB/MA AUG-2016,
Lot #EVCHO150715-04 BB/MA SEP-2016 and
Lot #EVCHO150715-012 BB/MA OCT-2016
|Now Real Food||"Sprouted" Milled Chia Seed||227 g||7 33739 92070 6||EVCHO150715-010
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.
This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. 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 product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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