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Salmonella Fears Prompt Recall Of Certain Chia Powder-Containing Products

June 19, 2014
Amanda L. Chan

Several products containing chia powder are being recalled due to potential contamination with salmonella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



The products include:

There have so far been 21 infections from salmonella in 12 states linked to these products. Signs of salmonella infection include experiencing diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever in the 12 to 72 hours after being infected. While most people will feel sick for four to seven days and then recover on their own without treatment, there are certain people for whom salmonella infection can be especially dangerous, particularly young children (under the age of 5), older adults, and people who are immunocompromised.

The products were sold at various retail locations nationwide. The CDC noted that because these products have a long shelf life, people should check their cabinets to see if they should throw the products away.

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