Washington • Those who seek to make food healthier by adding chia powder should avoid several recalled brands that are linked to salmonella illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
The CDC on issued a warning Friday to consumers who may eat chia powder, made from ground dried chia seeds and often added to smoothies and other foods for its health benefits. Some of the recalled brands are Organic Traditions, Green Smoothie Girl, Navitas Naturals and Williams-Sonoma.
Twenty-one people in 12 states from New York to California — inlcuding Utah — were sickened with salmonella linked to the chia powder, the CDC said. Canada is investigating similar illnesses.