Great Value product recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The U.S Food and Drug Administration announced earlier this month that Natural Sourcing International has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of 32-ounce Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds due to potential Salmonella contamination.

"Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems," the FDA said. "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. While no adverse events associated with the products have been reported to date, products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution and because consumer safety is the company’s highest priority."

The potentially contaminated products were sent to Walmart for distribution nationwide.


Specific information regarding the recalled products is as follows:

  • Name: Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds32 oz
  • Size: 32 ounces
  • Lot Code: 24095 C018
  • Expiration Date: Oct. 30, 2026
  • UPC: 078742300665

These products can be identified by the main label on the pouch and the lot number that is printed on the bottom of the back panel of the packaging.

"Consumers are directed to throw away products subject to the recall," NSI said. "Natural Sourcing International will provide replacement product upon proof of purchase."

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