Friday, September 12, 2014

Sprouts fingered for food poisoning – again

Another case of potential food poisoning from sprouts has surfaced in Canada.

This time it’s Advantage Health Matters that is is recalling Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to not eat these sprouts.

Food communications specialist Dr. Doug Powell has often written that sprouts are among the most dangerous products on the North American market.

One of the reasons is that it’s extremely difficult to get rid of harmful bacteria in seeds and the growing conditions for sprouts are ideal for bacteria to multiply.