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RECALL: Sprouted chia seed products

A recall has been announced for various brands of sprouted chia seeds and products, as several cases of salmonellosis are reported across Canada.

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UPDATE: A number of our readers are reporting illness/hospitalization linked to recalled product.

Canadians are being warned not to consume several sprouted chia seeds and products: They may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced the recall involving various brands, including Organic Traditions, Advantage Health Matters, Madegood and Back 2 Garden seeds, powders and fruit-and-nut bar products.

Please visit the CFIA’s website for a complete listing of the recalled products (and possibly more products as the investigation continues).

See the Government of Ontario advisory here.

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As of now, there have been 34 reported cases of salmonellosis linked to this ongoing investigation: 22 in Ontario, six in British Columbia, four in Alberta and two in Quebec. There have been no reported deaths.

If you have an affected product:
Discard the product immediately or return it to the place of purchase.