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Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Sold at Whole Foods Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Navitas Naturals sprouted chia seed powder products are being recalled as part of a larger investigation of a cluster of Salmonella Newport illnesses around the country.

Navitas Naturals sprouted chia seed powder products sold in two shops on Aquidneck Island and at Whole Foods stores in Cranston and Providence are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, the state Department of Health announced.

The products were sold at A Market in Newport, the Green Grocer in Portsmouth as well as Whole Foods.

The 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
Nobody has been reported sick in Rhode Island and no other Navitas Naturals products are affected by the recall.

If you bought one of the items, don't eat it. Instead, throw it out or return it to the store where you bought it.

For product replacements or refunds, call 888-886-3879.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a cluster of Salmonella Newport illnesses primarily associated with the recalled products

The CDC reports that as of May 28, 2014, 12 cases of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 7 states including Arizona (1), California (2), Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (1) New York (4), Utah (1), and Wisconsin (2). One person has been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

For more information on this ongoing investigation, please go to the website listed below: 

http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm399235.htm

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