Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 31, 2014 04:53 ET

Food Recall Warning: Various Products Containing Sprouted Chia Seeds Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 31, 2014) -

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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.

The following products have been sold nationally.

Recalled products

Recalling Firm Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Advantage Health Matters Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 227 g 8 54260 00616 2 BIO13SCS275
BIO13SCS290
BIO14SBCS290
BIO13SBCS310
BIO13SCS330
BIO13SBCS353
BIO13SBCS364
Advantage Health Matters Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 454 g 8 54260 00546 2 BIO13SCS275
BIO13SCS290
BIO14SBCS290
BIO13SBCS310
BIO13SCS330
BIO13SBCS353
BIO13SBCS364
Advantage Health Matters Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 50 lb None BIO13SCS275
BIO13SCS290
BIO14SBCS290
BIO13SBCS310
BIO13SCS330
BIO13SBCS353
BIO13SBCS364
Advantage Health Matters Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g 8 54260 00621 6 BIO13SFCB273
BIO13SFCB288
BIO13SFCB305
BIO13SFCB310
BIO13SFCB345
BIO13SFCB350
Advantage Health Matters Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g 8 54260 00547 9 BIO13SFCB273
BIO13SFCB288
BIO13SFCB305
BIO13SFCB310
BIO13SFCB345
BIO13SFCB350
Advantage Health Matters Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 50 lb None BIO13SFCB273
BIO13SFCB288
BIO13SFCB305
BIO13SFCB310
BIO13SFCB345
BIO13SFCB350
Back 2 the Garden Back 2 the Garden Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 200 g Variable BIO13SBCS290
BIO13SBCS310
BIO13SBCS322
BIO13SBCS340
BIO13SBCS350

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.

- Learn more about the health risks: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact-sheets/food-poisoning/eng/1331151916451/1331152055552

- Sign up for recall notifications by email or follow us on Twitter: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay-connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191

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

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

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