Posted June 5, 2014

More Chia Powders Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On June 4, 2014, Health Matters America Inc. issued a voluntary recall its Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax 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.

These powders were sold through retail and internet sales in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

They can be identified by the following lot numbers:

  • Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder, Lot numbers BIO13SBCS275, BIO13SBCS290, BIO14SBCS290, BIO13SBCS310, BIO13SBCS330, BIO13SBCS353, BIO13SBCS364; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006162, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005462; and cartons containing 50 LB. bulk bags
  • Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder, Lot numbers BIO13SFCB273, BIO13SFCB288, BIO13SFCB305, BIO13SFCB310, BIO13SFCB345, BIO13SFCB350; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006216, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005479; and cartons containing 50 LB. bulk bags

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

Chia powders and smoothies were also recently recalled by Navitas Naturals.

See Related Warnings:

Chia Powders and Smoothies Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

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.