GreenSmoothieGirl announces US recall of two products containing Organic Sprouted Chia Powder due to possible salmonella contamination
SILVER SPRING, Maryland
June 6, 2014
– GreenSmoothieGirl is voluntarily recalling two products which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.
Company CEO, Robyn Openshaw, states, “To date, there have been no reports of sickness traced back to our products, but we have chosen to exert the utmost level of caution in this situation to protect the health and well-being of our customers. We are, therefore, voluntarily recalling products that contain organic sprouted chia powder.”
The affected products include:
GreenSmoothieGirl Sprouted Ground TriOmega Superfood, 16 oz, UPC 853811005036 with lot number AC030141, Exp. 1/2016 (Silver Ziplock Pouch)
GreenSmoothieGirl Sprouted Ground TriOmega Superfood, 16 oz, no UPC, with lot number BIO13TOP300, Exp. 10/2015 (Gold Ziplock Pouch)
The lot numbers associated with the recall were distributed in retail stores in UT, OR, MT and directly to consumers throughout the US via GreenSmoothieGirl.com.
The company is committed to resolving this recall quickly and efficiently. “GreenSmoothieGirl is committed to providing quality products to consumers and we stand by that commitment in issuing this recall. We do not take the health of our valued customers lightly,” Openshaw said.
Consumers who have purchased this item and have unopened or partially used packages are encouraged to discontinue any use of the product and return it to the store where originally purchased. Consumers who have questions or who purchased directly from GreenSmoothieGirl are encouraged to contact the company via the dedicated recall email provided below.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
For more information visit GreenSmoothieGirl.com.