CFIA Food Recall | Salmonella | Organic Traditions Sprouted Flax Seed Powder | Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder

CFIA Food RecallUpdated Food Recall Warning – Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder recalled due to Salmonella

Recall date: February 17, 2016
Reason for recall: Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: Advantage Health Matters
Distribution: National
Extent of the distribution: Retail

Recall details

Ottawa, February 17, 2016 – The food recall warning issued on February 8, 2016 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand NameCommon NameSizeCode(s) on ProductUPC
Organic TraditionsSprouted Flax Seed Powder227 gLOT:AHM626151118N
All best before dates
8 54260 00626 1
Organic TraditionsSprouted Flax Seed Powder454 gLOT:AHM553151118N
All best before dates
8 54260 00553 0
Organic TraditionsSprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder227 gLOT:AHM621151211N
All best before dates
8 54260 00621 6

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were 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.


This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. 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.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

Advantage Health Matters: 1-800-304-1497

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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  • Sprouted Flax Seed Powder - back of package - 227 grams