Products containing chia powder recalled for salmonella risk

Images courtesy of the Food & Drug Administration

(WPRI) — Navitas Naturals has issued a voluntary recall of products containing Organic Sprouted Chia Powder due to possible health risks related to salmonella contamination.

The Rhode Island Department of Health said the recalled products were sold at Whole Foods Markets throughout the state, as well as The Green Grocer in Portsmouth and A Market on Bellevue Avenue in Newport.

No illnesses have been reported in Rhode Island, according to health officials.

The recalled products 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 are impacted by the recall.

Consumers who purchased any of the products are urged to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were purchased.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with salmonella can experience fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Click here to learn more from the Food & Drug Administration.

Anyone with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds can contact the company at 888-886-3879 between 8 a.m. – 4:30 PST, Monday through Friday.

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