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Posted May 29, 2014

Chia Powders and Smoothies Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On May 28, 2014, Navitas Naturals issued a voluntary recall of products containing its organic sprouted chia seed powder because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella infection can produce fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Recalled products are listed below and can be identified by the following:

  • Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder (8 oz.), UPC 858847000369, Best Buy dates from 04/30/2015 through 09/05/2015
  • Navitas Naturals Omega Blend Sprouted Smoothie Mix (8 oz.), UPC 858847000314, Best Buy dates from 07/29/2015 through 09/19/2015
  • Williams-Sonoma Omega 3 Smoothie Mixer (8 oz.), SKU 506436, Best Buy dates from 09/12/2015 through 10/02/2015

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to not consumer them, and to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were originally purchased.

See the Review of Cocoa Powders, Extracts and Chocolate for tests of another Navitas Naturals product, which we found to be contaminated with cadmium.

Also see the Review of Nutrition Bars for tests of other products that contain chia seed.

See Related Warnings:

Digestive Health Supplement Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Recall of Digestive Health Supplement Due to Salmonella Concern

Organic Celery Seed Products Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

For more about this recall, use the link below.