September 25, 2016

Garden of Life Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to 15 States, 18 Sick

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Garden of Life shake and meal replacement mixes has spread to 15 states and sickened 18 people, according to an update from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's an increase of six states and seven illnesses since the last update on February 1. Four people have been hospitalized. On January 29, Garden of Life recalled some Garden of Life Raw Meal shake and meal replacement mixes after illnesses were reported, then expanded the product recall on February 12. Click the preceding link to see the full list of recalled products and their product identification information. After identifying Moringa leaf powder supplied by a third party as the source of contamination, the company changed the recipe for the Raw Meal -omitting the … [Read more...]

7 State Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Garden of Life Shake Mixes

Garden of Life meal replacement shake mixes have been identified as the source of a seven-state Salmonella Virchow outbreak, according to the Minnesota Department of Health Announced yesterday. At least eight people have been sickened. Because many cases of Salmonella infection are not reported, the number is likely to be much higher.  Minnesota health officials said they wanted to "bring this outbreak to the attention of people who have become ill with symptoms of salmonellosis but who have not yet consulted a health care provider. These people should mention this outbreak to their health care provider should they consult one." In Minnesota, where between 700 and 900 cases of salmonellosis are reported annually, two cases  have been reported since Monday, January 11. One case was a … [Read more...]

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