FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 06, 2013
Chia Seed Powder products recalled in Georgia
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of chia seed powder products from two different manufacturers. The products were sold in Georgia and are being recalled for possible S\salmonella contamination. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be working to ensure the recalled products have been removed from distribution.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses. If Georgia consumers experience any of these symptoms, they are encouraged to seek medical attention.
Here are the product recall announcements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
Navitas Naturals Issues Voluntary Recall for Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Products –
Navitas Naturals, the Superfood Company is voluntarily recalling products which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. The affected products were distributed nationally and 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
No other Navitas Naturals products are affected by this recall. Consumers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the store where it was originally purchased. Customers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact 888-886-3879 between 8:00-4:30 PST, Monday through Friday.
Health Matters America, Inc, Recalls Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/flax Seed Powder Due to Possible Health Risk –
Health Matters America, Inc., of Cheektowaga, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination. Health Matters America has taken immediate action to voluntarily recall Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/Flax Seed Powder in order to ensure the safety of its customers.
The products included in this voluntary recall include:
ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA SEED POWDER Lot numbers BIO13SBCS275, BIO13SBCS290, BIO14SBCS290, BIO13SBCS310, BIO13SBCS330, BIO13SBCS353, BIO13SBCS364; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006162, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005462; and cartons containing 50 LB. bulk bags;
ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA & FLAX SEED POWDER Lot numbers BIO13SFCB273, BIO13SFCB288, BIO13SFCB305, BIO13SFCB310, BIO13SFCB345, BIO13SFCB350; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006216, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005479; and cartons containing 50 LB. bulk bags.
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia seed powder and Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax seed powder were sold to distributors, retailers, and through internet sales in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
No other Organic Traditions products are affected by this recall. Consumers that have purchased any of these products with the above stated lot numbers are asked not to consume the product and discard it or return the product to the original point of purchase.Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-343-3278, ext. 730, Monday – Friday, 9am –5pm ET.
To view a comprehensive list of food and feed recalls affecting Georgia, please visit www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx. If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information.
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.