Recall of Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Natural Sourcing International has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds (32 oz.) sold nationwide, including in Idaho, at Walmart stores. The recall is due to the potential presence of Salmonella, a harmful bacterium that can cause severe and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

Health Risks of Salmonella

Salmonella infection can result in symptoms such as fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In severe cases, the infection can spread to the bloodstream and lead to more serious health issues such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis. While no adverse events related to the recalled chia seeds have been reported, the recall is a precautionary measure to ensure consumer safety.

Details of the Recalled Product

Product Name: Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds
Size: 32 oz
Lot Code: 24095 C018
Expiration Date: October 30, 2026
UPC: 078742300665

You can identify the recalled product by checking the main label on the pouch and the lot number printed on the bottom of the back panel of the packaging.

Actions for Consumers

If you have purchased the recalled chia seeds, you should dispose of them immediately. Natural Sourcing International will provide a replacement product upon proof of purchase. For replacement products or further inquiries, contact Natural Sourcing International's Customer Service at 1-818-405-9705, available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, or via email at

Cooperation with the FDA

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure the highest standards of consumer safety.

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