15 salmonella cases in Ontario linked to recalled sprouted chia products
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014 5:19PM EDT
TORONTO - Health officials say 15 confirmed cases of salmonellosis have been reported in Ontario linked to the ongoing investigation of sprouted chia products.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Arlene King is warning Ontarians not to consume certain sprouted chia products by Advantage Health Matters and Back 2 the Garden because they may be contaminated with salmonella.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced a recall last week that affected certain Organic Traditions and Back 2 the Garden brand products.
Consumers are asked to visit the CFIA's website for a complete list of all recalled products and discard recalled items or return them to the store.
The Public Health Agency of Canada says cases have also been reported in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.
Chia seeds have been touted as a nutrition supplement that help in weight loss.