Food recall warning

Dietary Express brand sprouted chia & flax seed powder recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
June 13, 2014
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Dietary Express
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 13, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on June 12, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Dietary Express is recalling Dietary Express brand sprouted chia & flax seed powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

This recall has been issued as part of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.


This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Dietary Express Sprouted Chia & Flax 454 g (appears on inner package only) Packages sold from September 26, 2013 to June 12, 2014 inclusive. None


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