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The seeds might be contaminated with rodent droppings. No illnesses have been associated with the chia seeds, but eating them could be a health hazard.

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The Oregon Food Bank is recalling 22,201 pounds of donated chia seeds that might be contaminated by rodent droppings.The Oregon Food Bank is recalling about 22,201 pounds of chia seeds donated and distributed in Oregon and Clark County, Wash., between November 2017 and March 9.

Food bank officials said Monday, March 12, that the seeds might be contaminated with rodent droppings. Officials said no illnesses have been associated with the chia seeds, but eating them could be a health hazard.

The food bank said people who received the seeds should dispose of them.

A customer complaint about rodent droppings triggered the recall. An investigation by Live Local Organic in Milwaukie, the chia seed donor, also found evidence of rodent activity, according to the food bank.

For more information, call Oregon Food Bank's Facilities and Regulatory Compliance Manager Ryan Wist, 503-419-4160.

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