Posted July 2, 2014

Protein Drink Mix Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On July 1, 2014, Oriya Organics, LLC voluntarily recalled Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley (21.2 oz) because it contains Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder, which has 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 Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley was sold in retail stores in Texas and Louisiana, and directly to customers through the internet in Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Florida, New York, Louisiana, and Virginia.

It can be identified by UPC Code:85370100401, Lot# A14314, and an expiration date of 05/23/2015.

No other Oriya Organics products are affected by this recall and no illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date. However, a number of other products containing Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder sold by various manufacturers and retailers have also recently been recalled due to the risk of Salmonella contamination (See Related Warnings).

See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Greens and Whole Foods Powders and Protein Powders and Drinks for tests of related products.

See Related Warnings:

Chia Seed Recall Expanded

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.