Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 12, 2014 01:33 ET

Updated Food Recall Warning: Various Products Containing Chia Seeds or Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Recalled Due to Salmonella

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The food recall warning issued on June 7, 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.

Advantage Health Matters and Noorish Inc. are recalling various products containing chia seeds or sprouted chia seed powder 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

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Organic Traditions Dark Chia Seeds Various bulk sizes None All codes starting with ASCBO13
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Various bulk sizes None 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
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder Various bulk sizes None 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
Noorish Superfoods Chia Seeds 500 g* None All packages sold from Noorish Inc. at 8440-109 Street in Edmonton, AB from September 26, 2013 to June 11, 2014 inclusive

* The affected product may have been sold in bulk at Noorish Inc. at 8440-109 Street in Edmonton, AB from September 26, 2013 to June 11, 2014 inclusive. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

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 at: 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 at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay-connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191

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

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

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