March 23, 2019

Green Smoothie Girl Recalls Chia Powder for Salmonella

Green smoothie girl chia powder Salmonella recallGreenSmoothieGirl is recalling two products which contain organic sprouted chia powder for Salmonella. A 10-state Salmonella outbreak has been linked to chia powder.

“To date, there have been no reports of sickness traced back to our products, but we have chosen to exert the utmost level of caution in this situation to protect the health and well-being of our customers. We are, therefore, voluntarily recalling products that contain organic sprouted chia powder,” said the company’s CEO Robyn Openshaw.

The recalled products, were distributed to retail stores in UT, OR, MT and through Internet sales, include: GreenSmoothieGirl Sprouted Ground TriOmega Superfood, 16 oz, UPC 853811005036 with lot number AC030141, Exp. 1/2016 (Silver Ziplock Pouch) and  GreenSmoothieGirl Sprouted Ground TriOmega Superfood, 16 oz, no UPC, with lot number BIO13TOP300, Exp. 10/2015 (Gold Ziplock Pouch). Consumers who have purchased these products should not use them.

Salmonella is an organism that causes serious, sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.  In small percentage of cases,  the infection moves from the digestive tract to the bloodstream producing more severe illnesses.

During interviews, case patients in this outbreak reported onset of salmonellosis symptoms from January 21, 2014 to May 5, 2014. The outbreak includes two strains of Salmonella, one of which, a Salmonella Hartford strain has never before been seen in the U.S. Five of the 17 cases are of that strain, the other 12 are Salmonella Newport. The breakdown by state is as follows: Arizona (1), California (2), Connecticut (2), Ohio (1), Florida (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), New York (4), Utah (1), and Wisconsin (3).

 

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