Warning on organic sprouted chia powder with possible Salmonella contamination

Issue Date 30.5.2014
Source of Information

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States

Food Product

Organic sprouted chia powder

Product Name and Description

Product name: Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder
Best buy dates: April 30, 2015 through September 5, 2015
Lot code: UPC 858847000369
Net weight: 8 oz

Reason For Issuing Alert

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), through its routine Food Incident Surveillance System, learned about the announcement of the relevant US authorities that the above mentioned product is possibly contaminated with Salmonella and should be recalled. After investigation, the CFS confirmed that the affected product had been made available for sale in a retail chain.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has conducted checks on the retail outlets concerned and confirmed that the affected product has already been taken off the shelf.

In addition, the CFS has alerted the trade to stop selling the product concerned.

The CFS will continue to closely monitor the situation and liaise with the US authorities to follow up on the incident.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the product concerned.

Advice to Consumers

Consumers who possess the particular product to stop consuming them immediately. For prudence' sake, consumers who recently bought any of the product concerned and are unsure of the product details should also stop eating it or return it to the retail outlet concerned.

People should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming the product.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Website of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department