SEVERE WX : Red Flag Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

FDA Recalls Donated Chia Seeds

The US Food and Drug Administration is recalling chia seeds given to food banks and pantries across Oregon. The FDA said the chia seeds could be contaminated with rodent droppings.

Posted: Mar 13, 2018 6:32 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- The US Food and Drug Administration is recalling chia seeds given to food banks and pantries across Oregon. The FDA said the chia seeds could be contaminated with rodent droppings. The ACCESS warehouse is just one food bank in Oregon dealing with this chia seed recall.

“We've since reached out to our local food pantries to see if there are still chia seeds left on the shelves and then sent out to clients. We've identified which clients received it and made follow up phone calls as wide spread as possible," said ACCESS Nutrition Programs Director Philip Yates.

The FDA said donated bags of chia seeds distributed between November 2017 and March 9th, 2018 could have rodent droppings inside. Yates said ACCESS got about 12 cases of chia seeds, each case had 10 bags inside.

"I would say probably no more than half went out during that period of time and so there would be probably about 6 cases, about 60 bags," said Yates.

NewsWatch 12 has reached out to other food banks in our area.

The Klamath Falls foodbank said they have some tainted seeds. The Josephine County food bank said it received 39 cases of tainted seeds. It has 17 remaining, which they say will be returned.

If you may have gotten any chia seeds, destroy them immediately.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19366

Reported Deaths: 328
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah449793
Washington284923
Marion269268
Umatilla206024
Clackamas142136
Malheur67610
Deschutes5408
Lane5233
Lincoln3959
Jackson3941
Union3882
Yamhill38611
Jefferson3113
Morrow3051
Polk29612
Linn25410
Klamath1961
Wasco1703
Hood River1690
Benton1576
Douglas1341
Josephine1071
Coos850
Clatsop820
Columbia790
Crook431
Baker330
Lake320
Tillamook300
Wallowa191
Sherman150
Curry140
Harney80
Gilliam40
Grant20
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 516851

Reported Deaths: 9441
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1938774702
Orange37813651
Riverside37011695
San Bernardino33432418
San Diego29883565
Kern20651144
Fresno15083138
San Joaquin11885180
Alameda11524189
Santa Clara10794191
Sacramento10122145
Tulare9745189
Imperial9448222
Stanislaus9221112
Contra Costa8033127
Ventura734476
San Francisco691661
Santa Barbara616760
San Mateo5683119
Marin509270
Monterey492430
Kings445356
Merced428550
Solano361137
Sonoma311339
Madera194330
Placer192516
San Luis Obispo190216
Yolo157242
Santa Cruz11524
Butte9417
Napa8888
Sutter7976
San Benito6474
El Dorado6371
Lassen6260
Yuba5024
Shasta3909
Glenn3321
Colusa3314
Mendocino3229
Nevada2991
Tehama2341
Humboldt2334
Lake2081
Mono1451
Tuolumne1412
Amador1260
Calaveras1251
Del Norte880
Siskiyou730
Inyo611
Mariposa572
Plumas330
Trinity50
Alpine20
Modoc20
Sierra20
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
92° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 92°
Brookings
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 63°
Crater Lake
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 89°
Grants Pass
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 88°
Klamath Falls
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 89°
Thunderstorm chances ahead
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events