May 29, 2014 — Navitas Naturals has issued a recall for Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, a drink mix that contains chia seeds, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
At least 12 cases of food poisoning have been linked to the products. All of the patients developed the same rare strain of Salmonella. One person has been hospitalized, and no deaths have occurred.
Health officials recommend that consumers discard the products or return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund. According to the California Department of Health, “Interviews conducted with case patients suggest that chia powder may be the source of the illness cluster.”
Recalled chia seed drink mixes include:
- Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, 8oz, UPC 858847000369 with best buy dates from 04/30/2015 through 09/05/2015
- Navitas Naturals Omega Blend Sprouted Smoothie Mix, 8oz, UPC 858847000314 with best buy dates from 07/29/2015 through 09/19/2015
- Williams-Sonoma Omega 3 Smoothie Mixer, 8 oz, SKU 506436 with best buy dates from 09/12/2015 through 10/02/2015
Salmonella can cause a serious gastrointestinal illness, with symptoms including fever, abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most healthy adults recover within 3-4 days, on average. However, infection can cause life-threatening blood poisoning (bacteremia), especially for children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
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