Shurley shum mistake: Salmonella in Flax Seed Fiber

Illinois-based Salud Natural Entrepreneur Inc. is voluntarily recalling Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber in both capsule and powder form due to possible salmonella contamination.

Nopalina Flax Seed products are distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico via retail stores and the company’s website.

The recall is the result of a Food and Drug Administration sampling of senna leaves powder, an ingredient used to manufacture the Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber in capsule and powder form. The powder tested positive for three types of salmonella including salmonella gaminara, salmonella Kentucky and salmonella Oranienburg.

The company has ceased the use of the suspect ingredient, according to its Jan. 29 announcement on the FDA’s website.

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