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Beach Beat: FSN à la ‘Night Gallery’ with a side of E. coli


Pondering the news from this week’s food safety beat, I found myself perplexed, paranoid and peeved. A terrifying trio of unrelated stories was begging for a beach beating. I was passionate enough to think I would not need to court the muse. Three hours later, nothing worth reading had crossed my keyboard. The “Pathogens’ Field… Continue Reading

New Salmonella case has FDA pondering internet recall issues

More than 20 years after consumers began buying food via the internet, federal officials are considering whether they should develop recall procedures and notification methods specific to online retailers. The novel course of contemplation at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in response to a new Salmonella Virchow case reported by Wisconsin health… Continue Reading

Garden of Life RAW Meal Salmonella Outbreak Not Quite Over

According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Salmonella has been confirmed in one person in Wisconsin likely associated with recalled Garden of Life RAW Meal. DATCP is collaborating with Wisconsin Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the latest illness, including tracing the source… Continue Reading

Investigation ends; Garden of Life powders pose ongoing threat

Federal officials have concluded their investigation into a Salmonella Virchow outbreak traced back to Garden of Life brand organic shake and meal replacement powders, warning that additional people could become ill. Laboratory tests confirmed that at least 33 people in 23 states were infected with the outbreak strain, according to an update posted Thursday by… Continue Reading

Outbreak grows; Garden of Life renames recalled protein powder

It is out with those Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal products and in with the “new” shake and meal replacement powders called “Raw Organic Meal.” They’re certified USDA Organic and NON-GMO Project Verified, according to the Palm Beach Gardens, FL-based Garden of Life LLC, according to a company news release. The news from Garden of Life… Continue Reading

More sick from Salmonella in Garden of Life organic Raw Meal

As of Feb. 17 there were 18 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Virchow in a multi-state outbreak linked by laboratory tests to Garden of Life’s powdered Raw Meal. The outbreak now involves 15 states scattered from coast to coast and from the Canadian to Mexican borders, according to an update from the… Continue Reading

FDA joins Salmonella investigation linked to organic Raw Meal powders

The Food and Drug Administration has joined the investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Virchow that has been linked to Raw Meal brand powdered organic shake mixes distributed by Garden of Life LLC. “The epidemiological and laboratory evidence available at this time suggests that Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Replacement products manufactured by… Continue Reading

Garden of Life expands recall of Raw Meal products linked to Salmonella outbreak

Raw Meal powdered mixes from Garden of Life

Company officials at Garden of Life LLC say they have identified the source of Salmonella Virchow contamination in their Raw Meal branded organic shake and meal powders and they expanded their product recall today. The Palm Beach Gardens. FL, company added more than two dozen Raw Meal products to the recall, which it initiated Jan…. Continue Reading