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Salmonella outbreak passes 50 cases

By Joe Whitworth+

11-Jun-2014
Last updated on 11-Jun-2014 at 09:34 GMT

One of the products involved in the recall
One of the products involved in the recall

The Salmonella outbreak linked to chia powder has sickened more than 50 people across the US and Canada, according to the latest data.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said 17 people have been infected. Salmonella Newport (12 persons) and Salmonella Hartford (5 persons) have been reported from 10 states.

The number of ill persons identified in each state is: Arizona (1), California (2), Connecticut (2), Ohio (1), Florida (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), New York (4), Utah (1), and Wisconsin (3).

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said 34 cases of infection have been linked to the consumption of sprouted chia seed powder.

Cases have been reported in British Columbia (6), Alberta (4), Ontario (22) and Quebec (2).

Five cases have been hospitalized; four cases have been discharged and have recovered or are recovering.

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