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. beach-beatThe “Pathogens’ Field…

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. Garden of Life provided the label sample on the left to the FDA for posting with its recall notice. As the outbreak linked via DNA to its "Organic Raw Meal" powders spread across the country, the company redesigned its labels and changed the word order in the product name to "Raw Organic Meal" as shown on the right. Garden of Life provided the label sample on the left to FDA for posting with its Jan. 29 recall notice. As the…

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. Garden of Life provided the label sample on the left to the FDA for posting with its recall notice. As the outbreak linked via DNA to its "Organic Raw Meal" powders spread across the country, the company redesigned its labels and changed the word order in the product name to "Raw Organic Meal" as shown on the right. Garden of Life provided the label sample on the left to the FDA for posting with its recall notice. As…

Raw-Meal-recallAs 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…

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…

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. Raw Meal powdered mixes from Garden of Life The Palm Beach Gardens. FL, company added more than two dozen Raw Meal products to the recall, which it initiated Jan.…