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Cheap chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella



Cheap chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Natural Sourcing International is recalling Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds 32 oz. due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctor about possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria, because special tests are needed to diagnose salmonellosis. Symptoms of Salmonella infection can mimic other diseases, often leading to misdiagnosis.

The recalled product was sent to Walmart for national retail distribution.

Recalled products:

Name Mate Lot number expiration date UPC
Affordable organic black chia seeds 32 oz 24095C018 October 30, 2026 078742300665

These products can be identified by the main label on the pouch and the lot number printed on the bottom of the back panel of the pack – see example below:

At the time this recall was issued, no adverse events associated with the products have been reported.

Consumers are asked to throw away products affected by the recall. Natural Sourcing International will provide a replacement product based on proof of purchase. Consumers seeking a replacement product or who have questions regarding this recall may contact Natural Sourcing International by calling Customer Service at 1-818-405-9705 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST or by sending an email to the company at

About Salmonella

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria usually does not look, smell or taste spoiled. Anyone can become ill from a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are at greater risk for serious illness because their immune systems are vulnerable, according to the CDC.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. However, in some cases, the diarrhea can be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop serious illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people become infected without becoming ill or showing symptoms. However, they can still spread the infections to others.

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