I came across this headline this morning…actually my husband has a morning radio show and it came across his AP Feed and he forwarded over to me. Like the good hubby that he is, he got in touch with me right away to get my take on this newest and unfortunate chia development. And I wanted to address it right away.
This is exactly why I only purchase and consume Mila, a premium chia seed blend grown to exact specifications by Genesis Pure. Our quality control and dedication to the product will ensure that this does NOT happen to this or any of our products.
Chia can grow anywhere, thus the popularity of ch-chi-ch- chia pets a decade ago. This is also why there are many unscrupulous and unsafe practices that go on with other brands. Simply put, chia is easy to grow and people love it. But as I’ve said on a number of occasions, not all chia is created equally. There’s premium-priced quality chia and then there’s junk chia that costs $10 a bag.
Details of why Mila is head and shoulders above ANY other type of chia out there can be found in a couple of my previous blog posts:
Here’s what happened this morning:
According to the AP News Feed, a Colorado woman has filed suit against Navitas Naturals of California, saying that she contracted salmonella from the company’s chia powder. The suit says that she was diagnosed with salmonella after getting sick in March after starting to consume Navita’s chia powder in December 2013.
Sheknows.com reports multiple recalls of different brands of chia powder and seeds issued by a number of companies in the U.S. and Canada. According to this article, these are a few of the brands on the list of recalled chia products.
- Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder
- Green Smoothie Girl Sprouted Ground TriOmega Superfood (silver pouch)
- Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia and Flax Seed Powder
For a full list of recalled products, click here.
You can also check out the FDA Recall Press Release Here
I was saddened to hear of this recall because I believe it may have some negative ramifications when it comes to public perception of this amazing super food. However, it just goes to show that you get what you pay for and I’ve never been more proud to be a part of the Genesis Pure naturopathic health food team.
As I’ve previously reported,
“Mila is an exclusive scientific blend of the finest and most potent strains of chia, grown to Genesis Pure’s exact specifications. Cheaper brands that can be found on store shelves near you merely consist of the rejected seeds that Genesis Pure won’t take.
Mila is micro-sliced for greater bioavailability than whole seeds or other cheaper chia seed brands you can purchase at the store and yes, that includes seeds that can be found at reputable, organic markets like Whole Foods. Just because you buy it at the organic store doesn’t make it the best.”
I’d love to hear from you! Will this affect your perception of chia seed? Are you more likely to purchase from a premium trusted chia source?