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.


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.


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.



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