Check your cabinets, friends. Refinery 29 reports that the CDC is investigating a salmonella outbreak caused by several brands of chia seed powder. The CDC has issued a warning to consumers after 21 people contracted the illness, two of them hospitalized. There haven’t been any reports of illness in Pennsylvania or New Jersey yet, but the cases have been spread out over 12 different states so far.
Here are the brands that are being recalled:
- Navitas Naturals
- Green Smoothie Girl
- Health Matters America
- Organic Traditions
Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps anywhere from 12 to 72 ours after infection. The symptoms usually last from four days to a week, and sometimes requires hospitalization. The infection can also spread from the intestines to other areas of the body, and children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems are most susceptible. So basically, check and double-check your chia powder, everyone.
For more information on the specific products and expiration dates being recalled, go here.
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