63 sick; Canadian health types say Salmonella chia infections over

The Public Health Agency of Canada reports that in total, 63 cases of Salmonella infection were reported as part of this outbreak and that sprouted chia seed powder was the source of the illnesses. Sprouted chia seed powder is made from dried, ground, sprouted chia seeds.

chia.mr.tThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported in mid-July that 25 Americans were sick.

Given that no new cases have occurred since the beginning of July, this outbreak appears to be over and the investigation is now closed.

In Canada, four strains of Salmonella were associated with this outbreak: Salmonella Newport, Salmonella Hartford, Salmonella Oranienburg, and Salmonella Saintpaul. In total, 63 cases were reported in British Columbia (14), Alberta (10), Ontario (35) and Quebec (4). Twelve cases were hospitalized; nine cases were discharged and have recovered or are recovering. No deaths were reported.