December 13, 2017

Top 10 Multistate Food Outbreaks of 2016: Garden of Life Meals

The fourth largest multistate food poisoning outbreak of 2016 was the Salmonella Virchow outbreak linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake and Meal products. At least 33 people in 23 states were sickened in this outbreak, and six people were hospitalized because their illnesses were so serious. Garden of Life products have a long shelf life and may still be in some people's homes. Check the recall list and make sure you don't have any. If you do, throw them away in a double bagged container. Throw these products away even if some was consumed and no one got sick. Wash your hands well after handling this product. The case count by state is: Alabama (1), California (2), Florida (1), Hawaii (1), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (2), Michigan (1), Minnesota (3), New … [Read more...]

Garden of Life Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to 20 States, 27 Now Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Garden of Eden raw meal replacement and shake mixes has expanded to include 27 people in 20 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the last update on February 15, the outbreak has spread to five more states and sickened nine more people. On February 1, 2016, the Utah Public Health Laboratory confirmed the presence of Salmonella in an open container of Garden of Life RAW Meal organic shake product collected from a case patient. Further testing by Utah and Oklahoma health officials confirmed that Salmonella isolates collected by the states matched the outbreak strain A recall of certain lots of the product was issued on January 29, 2016  and expanded on February 12, 2016.  The recall includes chocolate, … [Read more...]

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