Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 16, 2015 23:27 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: Back 2 the Garden Brand and Now Real Food Brand Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 16, 2015) -

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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.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
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
BB/MA SEP-2016

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

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- View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process


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.

More information

- Everspring Farms Ltd.: 1-519-527-0990


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