With more Americans getting food poisoning every day, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has their hands full as new cases continue to pop up. This time, 17 confirmed cases of salmonella have sickened consumers of sprouted chia seed powder.
The powder is touted as a good source of protein, antioxidants, and fiber, making it a well-known ingredient for hearty shakes and spreads. Recalls have begun piling up, however, after investigation found there was a possibility for an outbreak in both the U.S. and Canada. Williams-Sonoma is a notable name affected by the recall – their Omega-3 Smoothie Mixer contained the potentially contaminated ingredient.
Only two victims of this outbreak have been hospitalized, but the CDC advises consumers to check products from brands such as Navitas Naturals, Advantage Health Matters, and Back 2 the Garden for chia seed powder and dispose of it to avoid further infections. This spread comes shortly after listeria contaminated nuts, salmonella infected eggs, and E. coli tainted beef in American markets just this month.
Food poisoning is becoming dangerously common, and it can affect anyone's food. If you were sickened by salmonella or any other food poisoning, you may have a case.
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