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Alert: Chia Seed Recall

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Alert: Chia Seed Recall

UPDATE:

A voluntary recall has now been put in place for pumpkin seeds received on the same donation at the chia seeds that were recalled on March 12th. These donated pumpkin seeds have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species. While no illnesses have been reported we are recalling this product out of an abundance of caution.

The product was distributed in one pound plastic poly film bags with a twist-type closure or a re-sealable pouch. All pumpkin seeds were distributed between November 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018. See attached images for ease of identification.

A voluntary recall is also put into place for nutritional yeast. No illness has been reported but it was donated at the same time as two other recalled products – chia and pumpkin seeds. The product was distributed in one pound plastic poly film bags with a twist-type closure or a re-sealable pouch. All nutritional yeast was distributed between November 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018. See attached product label for ease of identification.

Individuals should dispose of these products immediately. Individuals may receive additional information by contacting the food pantry where they received the product or call Auzeen Rasaie, Agency Relations Coordinator at 503-581-3855 ext. 340.

 

Marion-Polk Food Share has initiated a recall of 77 cases of donated chia seeds. The product may be contaminated with rodent droppings. While no known illnesses have been associated with this product, use or consumption may present a health hazard to consumers.

The chia seeds were distributed in Oregon and Clark County, Washington through the Oregon Food Bank Network of regional food banks and participating food pantries. The product was distributed in one pound plastic poly film bags with a twist-type closure or a re-sealable pouch. All chia seeds distributed in the described packaging between November 1, 2017 and March 9, 2018 are included. See product label for ease of identification.

Consumers should dispose of the product immediately and can get additional information by contacting the food pantry where they received the product or call Auzeen Rasaie, Agency Relations Coordinator at 503-581-3855 ext. 340. Anyone who has consumed these chia seeds and is experiencing symptoms of food borne illness should consult with their primary physician or county health department.

Marion-Polk Food Share’s recall procedures include notifying food pantries and other member agencies immediately, disposing of potentially contaminated foods and posting recall notices in their warehouse.