DDS: Food Recall Advisory: Navitas Naturals Issues Voluntary Recall for Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Products

TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services
DATE: May 30, 2014
RE: FOOD RECALL ADVISORY:   Navitas Naturals Issues Voluntary Recall for Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Products
 
 
Food Recall Advisory
 
Food Recall Advisory: On May 29, 2014, The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Food Protection Program announced the  Navitas Naturals, the Superfood Company is voluntarily recalling products which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

The affected products were distributed nationally and 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

This recall was initiated as a result of a multistate outbreak investigation that appears to be associated with consumption of chia powder. To date there are 12 cases - Arizona (1), California (2), Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (1), New York (4), Utah (1), and Wisconsin (2). One ill person has been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. CDC has posted information on the outbreak. http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-05-14/index.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_feature_002

See the attached PDF documents (PDF, 681 KB) for further information.

Please ensure those responsible for food procurement and preparation are aware of this food recall advisory.  Also review your food stores to determine whether or not the identified products are present. If the identified products are present, address appropriately.