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Spices and powders

Over the years, the FDA has issued several alerts about the recall of spices due to salmonella contamination occurring during the manufacturing process. One recent example is chia seed powder. Chia seed and its powder are promoted as healthy sources of fiber, protein and good omega fats. The powder can be used in recipes and tossed into smoothies and soups. But in 2014, contaminated chia seed powder sickened 31 people in 16 states, with 5 needing to be hospitalized. Officials traced it to a common supplier in Canada, but multiple brands were recalled. Don't expect food that's contaminated to look or smell funny. Check the FDA website for information on food recalls. Or sign up for SafeBee’s product recall alerts.

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