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Walmart Recalls Chia Seeds Nationwide Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Natural Sourcing International has voluntarily recalled one lot of Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall was reported by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on May 13.

The recalled products are Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds sold in 32-ounce bags. The lot code is 24095 C018, which is printed on the bottom of the back panel of the package. The expiration date is October 30, 2026 and the UPC is 078742300665.

Great Value is Walmart's private label brand and the recalled products were distributed to its stores nationwide for sale to customers.

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What is salmonella?

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. Signs of Salmonella poisonings include diarrhea, fever and dehydration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, Salmonella causes 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths in the United States, and food is the most common source.

No illnesses or deaths have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

What to do if you have the recalled products at home

Check your pantry for recalled chia seeds. Throw them away or return them to Walmart for a refund. Natural Sourcing International will replace the product with proof of purchase. Contact the company by calling its customer service number at 1-818-405-9705, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, or by emailing customerservice@organically-simple.com.

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