Eighth List of Recalled Products Containing Organic Sprouted Chia Seeds

Above, CFIA's Electron Microscope Image of Salmonella bacteria. (In reality Salmonella is not pink; the pink colour is added as visual aid.)
Above, CFIA’s Electron Microscope Image of Salmonella bacteria. (In reality Salmonella is not pink; the pink colour is added as visual aid.)

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Additional product information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

  • Industry is recalling various products containing organic sprouted chia seeds (or chia seed powder) from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella bacteria contamination.
    • Consumers should not consume the recalled products described in the eighth list provided in the CFIA’s advisory.

Please click on the following links for the additional list of recalled products containing organic sprouted chia seed powder:

This recall has been issued as part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation.

  • There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The other details of this recall are as follows.

  • Please check to see if you have recalled product in your home.
    • Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the stores where it was purchased.
  • Recall Classification: Class 1.
    • Class 1 is a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
    • This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

Please note that food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria may not look or smell spoiled:

 Contact Info:

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Did you know?

  •  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues public advisories and email notifications for food recalls for all high-risk food recalls (mainly Class 1) when the product is available for sale or could be in consumers’ homes.
  •  All other recalls (Class 2 and 3) and food products that are sold exclusively to restaurants, are posted on the CFIA’s Food Recall Report.
  •  Email notifications are also available for all allergen recalls.

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Classification des rappels: Classe I

  • Correspond à une situation où il existe une probabilité raisonnable que l’utilisation d’un produit non conforme ou une exposition à celui-ci entraînera des effets nuisibles graves sur la santé, voire même la mort

L’ACIA publie des mises en garde et envoie des avis par courriel sur les rappels d’aliments à risque élevé (principalement ceux de la classe I) lorsque le produit est en vente ou pourrait se trouver chez les consommateurs

  • Tous les autres rappels (classe II et III) ainsi que les produits vendus exclusivement aux restaurants sont publiés dans le Rapport sur les rappels d’aliments de l’ACIA. Les avis par courriel sont offerts pour tous les rappels d’aliments contenant des allergènes


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