The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to ...chicken? Nope, this time it's chia seed powder — which is made from tiny black and white chia seeds that are sprouted and ground.
Chia seed products have achieved the status of superfood, thanks to their high nutrient levels. And now they're popping up in everything from smoothies to cereal. But — as we've learned from numerous outbreaks of sprouts — foodborne bugs can be formidable in these kinds of products.