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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

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 recalls Raw Meal organic mixes linked to Salmonella outbreak

Raw Meal powdered mixes from Garden of Life

State officials have linked Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal powdered mixes to a multi-state Salmonella outbreak and Garden of Life LLC has recalled multiple products. Officials with the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., company said in a news release today they are “voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal in… Continue Reading

WA Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak up to 120 Cases

At least 120 people are suspected to have fallen ill in a Salmonella outbreak tied to an On the Border restaurant in Vancouver, Wash., Clark County Health told Food Safety News Tuesday. That case count includes 43 laboratory-confirmed patients and another 77 who exhibit symptoms and had a corresponding exposure history. The number ill rose by… Continue Reading

No Answers in WA Restaurant Salmonella Tests

Environmental testing did not aid health officials in identifying the cause of a Salmonella outbreak that occurred at an On the Border restaurant in Vancouver, Wash. beginning in September. As with many foodborne illness outbreaks, the cause will likely remain undetermined, the Columbian reported Wednesday. As of Wednesday, Clark County Health said the outbreak had… Continue Reading