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Updated Food Recall Warning: Various Products Containing Sprouted Chia Seeds Recalled Due to Salmonella

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/14 -- Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/1hYkIak

The food recall warning issued on May 30, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling various products containing sprouted chia seeds from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Quebec and through Internet sales.

Recalled products


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Brand             Product             Size    UPC             Codes
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Intuitive Path    Black Sprouted Chia 227 g   None            Best Before:
SuperFoods        Seeds Certified                             Dec 31/14, Jan
                  Organic                                     1/16, 05/16
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Intuitive Path    Black Sprouted Chia 454 g   None            Best Before:
SuperFoods        Seeds Certified                             Jan 1/16,
                  Organic                                     05/16
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Harmonic Arts     Chia Seed Sprouted  227 g   1 37101 61797 1 0290
Botanical         and Ground (Salvia                          BEST BEFORE
Dispensary        hispanica) Organic                          2016/05
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Harmonic Arts     Chia Seed Sprouted  454 g   1 37101 62797 0 0290
Botanical         and Ground (Salvia                          BEST BEFORE
Dispensary        hispanica) Organic                          2016/05
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Naturallyorganic  Organic sprouted    250 g   0 83747 00342 8 B1013SBC310
                  chia seeds cold
                  milled
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What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

- Learn more about the health risks at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/fact-sheets/food-poisoning/eng/1331151916451/1331152055552

- Sign up for recall notifications by email or follow us on Twitter at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/stay-connected/eng/1299856061207/1299856119191

Background

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contacts:
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