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Posted May 16, 2024

Great Value Chia Seeds Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On May 10, 2024, Natural Sourcing International issued a recall of one lot of Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds 32 oz. (sold at Walmart) due to the potential presence of Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that has been linked to fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly adults, and people with weakened immune systems. In healthy adults, Salmonella can produce fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella infection 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.

See ConsumerLab's Chia Seed Review for tests of whole, ground, and sprouted seeds, chia seed flour and supplements, and our Top Picks among products. ConsumerLab tested chia products for contaminants, including Salmonella and other microbes, as well as lead and other heavy metals.

Recalled Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds (see photos) were distributed to Walmart retail stores nationwide and can be identified by following:

  • Size: 32 oz.
  • Lot Code: 24095 C018
  • Expiration date: October 30, 2026
  • UPC: 078742300665

Consumers should throw away the recalled chia seeds. Natural Sourcing International will provide a replacement product upon proof of purchase.

For more information, use the link below.

Voluntary Recall of Select Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds Due to The Possible Presence of Salmonella

See related recalls and warnings:

Organic Basil Sold at Trader Joe’s & Other Markets Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Chia Recall Expanded

FDA Reports Prevalence of Salmonella In Retail Spices