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Salmonella Oranienburg

CDC: Outbreak Linked to Organic Sprouted Chia Powder Produced Three Salmonella Strains

Organic sprouted chia powder was responsible for an unusual Salmonella outbreak — which now appears to be over — that sickened 31 people in 16 states. It was unusual in that the organic sprouted chia powder was said to be responsible for three strains of Salmonella in the single outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed Against Navitas Naturals Over Recalled Sprouted Chia Seed Powder

A Colorado woman who was hospitalized with a Salmonella Oranienburg infection linked to the nationwide recall of sprouted chia seed powder has filed a lawsuit against Navitas Naturals of Novato, CA, which manufactures and sells the product. Carolyn Marie Shirley of Fort Collins, CO, is being represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle-based food safety law… Continue Reading

Chia Seeds: 65 Salmonella Infections, Expanding Recall

Chia seeds are an increasingly popular ingredient in the health food world. The Dr. Oz Show and various health magazines have been highlighting them, and recipes with this “superfood” have been popping up all over Pinterest and BuzzFeed. But before you go adding chia powder to your morning smoothie, check to be sure it isn’t… Continue Reading

What’s in Your Compost?

Opinion

For home gardeners, spring is a busy time of year and there’s never a tomato with more flavor than one grown to full ripeness on the vine. But there are also many safety precautions to follow to prevent contamination of fruits and vegetables with pathogens that cause serious foodborne illness. Michele Jay-Russell, a veterinarian and… Continue Reading