Posted June 28, 2014

Chia Seed Recall Expanded

On June 26, 2014, HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. expanded its earlier recall of Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia& Flax Seed Powder to include more lot numbers, as well as other products containing chia seeds, 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.

Products and lot numbers now included in the recall are listed below:

  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA SEED POWDER, Lot numbers: 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; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006162, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005462; and all bulk sizes .
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA & FLAX SEED POWDER, Lot numbers: 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; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006216, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005479; and all bulk sizes.
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS CHIA SEEDS, Lot numbers: All codes starting with ASCBO13; NET WT. 8oz. UPC 854260006131, and NET WT. 16oz. UPC 854260006148; and all bulk sizes.
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS ULTIMATE SUPERFOOD TRAILMIX, Lot numbers: All lots ending in 003-13 to 005-14; NET WT. 3.5oz. UPC 854260010701.

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 Nutrition Bars for tests of other products that contain chia seed.

See Related Warnings:

More Chia Powders Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Chia Powders and Smoothies Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

For more information about this recall, use the link below.