Two 'sproutbreaks' sicken more than 70 people

June 12, 2014 3:37 PM

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Two 'sproutbreaks' sicken more than 70 people

More than 70 people in the United States and Canada have been sickened in two so-called "sproutbreaks" involving foods made from either sprouted chia seeds or clover, federal investigators say. More than 10 of them have been hospitalized.

In the chia outbreak, the illnesses have been tracedto two products: a powder made from sprouted, ground chia seeds and a separate product made from sprouted chia and flax seeds, sold by Health Matters America.

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