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Oregon Food Bank Issues Third Donation Recall

Pumpkin seeds and nutritional yeast have been added to the recall of chia seeds last week.

Posted: Mar 19, 2018 11:53 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. — After a recall order from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on chia seeds donated to food banks last week, Oregon Food Bank has announced additional recalls. According to the FDA, the chia seeds were contaminated with rodent droppings.

63,825 pounds of pumpkin seeds and 1,219 pounds of nutritional yeast will also be recalled. While there have been no reports of illness or contamination with these products, the Oregon Food Bank said that these were part of the same donation as the contaminated chia seeds.

The food bank fears possible contamination with Listeria species for the pumpkin seeds and nutritional yeast that accompanied the recalled chia seeds. The recall of these additional products comes out of an “abundance of caution,” according to the Oregon Food Bank.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious infections in the very young, elderly, or those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals can suffer flu-like symptoms. The bacteria can also be harmful to pregnant women and their fetuses.

The Josephine County Food Bank and all of their partner agencies are following suit—disposing of any of these products that they may have received. The Oregon Food Bank asks that anyone who received these products between November 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018 should dispose of them immediately.

The pumpkin seeds were distributed in one-pound plastic ply film bags with a twist-type closure, re-sealable pouch, or in a Kale Joy bag (pictured).

CLICK HERE for our previous story on the contaminated chia seeds, and which local food banks were affected.

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