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Comprehensive List: Recalled Chia Powder Brands and Related Salmonella Cases

As investigations continue into 80 Salmonella illnesses linked to chia powder in the U.S. and Canada, more companies are recalling their products.

First, Navitas Naturals recalled its Organic Sprouted Chia Powder and Omega Blend Sprouted Smoothie Mix, along with the Williams-Sonoma Omega 3 Smoothie Mixer, on May 28. This recall was expanded on June 6 to include a broader date range of products.

Next was Health Matters America Inc.’s recall of Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder. On June 26, the company expanded the recall to include more lot numbers and additional products containing chia seeds.

Two GreenSmoothieGirl Sprouted Ground TriOmega Superfood products containing organic sprouted chia powder distributed in retail stores in UT, OR, MT and directly to consumers nationwide through the company’s website were recalled on June 6.

On July 1, Oriya Organics voluntarily recalled its Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley which contains organic sprouted chia seed powder.

Canada’s recalls include mostly Organic Traditions products from Advantage Health Matters and BioEssential Botanicals. Chia seed products under the brand names of Back 2 the Garden, Intuitive Path SuperFoods, Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary, Naturallyorganic, Pete’s Gluten Free, Noorish Superfoods, Madegood, and Dietary Express have also been recalled.

You can find the details on these products in Canadian Food Inspection Agency warnings issued May 30, June 3, June 4, June 6, June 7, June 11June 12,  June 13, and June 25.

So far, in connection with chia powder, 21 people in the U.S. have been infected with Salmonella Newport or Salmonella Hartford and the Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating 59 similar cases.

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  • Tara

    What about other products that contain chia powder? I just had a bag of Lesserevil popcorn with chia powder.

    • S

      Don’t use it

  • ben

    Is it just chia powder that is the problem, or the whole seeds?

    • S

      Get rid of seeds, sprouts, powders etc.

      • Cindy Lou

        But only those brands? I have black seeds from Nutiva and don’t see anything about them. Thanks.

  • S

    I have some of the recalled and will return for a cash refund

  • J T

    Is it only the SPROUTED products that are a problem? What about non-sprouted chia powder or whole chia seeds?

  • CarolLynn Meyers

    I have a package of the organic traditions sprouted chia and flax seed powder. do I take it back to where I bought it or what do I do?

  • RT

    I have chia seeds from spectrum essentials, manufactured for distribution by The Hain Celetial Group, Inc in NY. It says its a product of Australia. Is it safe to eat?

    • Alice Engstrom

      I also have a bag of seeds from same company. Did you ever get a response from anybody on that?

  • Katie

    I have organic chia seeds from “betterbody foods”- they were purchased from Sam’s Club in Springfield, IL. Are these safe to eat?

  • Linda Adsit

    Whoa!! Let’s not panic, folks.

    The products recalled are SPROUTED, or GROUND. And only from the companies listed:

    Back 2 the Garden
    GreenSmoothieGirl
    Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary
    Intuitive Path SuperFoods
    Naturallyorganic
    Navitas Naturals
    Organic Traditions
    Williams-Sonoma

    I have a jar from Greens Plus and a bag from Nutiva, and I’m NOT throwing them out.

    If you’re concerned about the seeds you have, please contact the manufacturer at their 800 number and ask them if they have any information about salmonella contamination.