Natural Sourcing International has issued a voluntary recall of a Great Value product sold at Walmart stores nationwide, including Indiana, Illinois, & Kentucky.

What Is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a harmful bacteria that can lead to severe infections, especially in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Even healthy individuals may experience symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which can be bloody), and abdominal pain if exposed to Salmonella.

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Salmonella Symptom Onset

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms can begin anywhere from six hours to six days after exposure to the bacteria and in rare cases, can spread to the bloodstream, causing more critical conditions like arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

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Most people with Salmonella infection have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually begin six hours to six days after infection and last four to seven days. However, some people do not develop symptoms for several weeks after infection and others experience symptoms for several weeks. Salmonella strains sometimes cause infection in urine, blood, bones, joints, or the nervous system (spinal fluid and brain), and can cause severe disease. - CDC
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How is Salmonella Spread?

The Food and Drug Administration explains that there are a number of ways that salmonella can be spread including consuming undercooked food, improper food handling, and improper hand washing.

Salmonella are a group of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever called salmonellosis. Salmonella can be spread by food handlers who do not wash their hands and/or the surfaces and tools they use between food preparation steps, and when people eat raw or undercooked foods. Salmonella can also spread from animals to people. People who have direct contact with certain animals, including poultry and reptiles, can spread the bacteria from the animals to food if they do not practice proper hand washing hygiene before handling food. Pets can also spread the bacteria within the home environment if they eat food contaminated with Salmonella. - FDA

Walmart Great Value Product Recall


In a shared by the FDA, Natural Sourcing International is recalling one lot of Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds sold in a 32 ounce package due to the potential for salmonella. The recalled product has the following lot code, expiration date, and UPC:

Lot Code24095 C018
Expiration Date: October 30, 2026
UPC: 078742300665

If you have this product in your home, you are encouraged to throw it away. Natural Sourcing International will replace the product if you have proof of purchase. To implement a replacement or if you have questions regarding the recall, you can contact Natural Sourcing International, by calling their Customer Service line at 1-818-405-9705 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. You may also email the company at


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