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…

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…

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…

The number of illnesses linked to a Salmonella outbreak at Mexican-style restaurant On the Border in Vancouver, Wash. grew to 113 by Friday. Seven of the eight patients hospitalized have been discharged. Officials have still not been able to determine the exact source of the outbreak, and may not ever. Identifying the last of the…

At least 105 people now have confirmed or suspected Salmonella infections after eating at mexican-style restaurant On the Border in Vancouver, Wash., Clark County Public Health told Food Safety News Thursday. Six have been hospitalized.

That number includes 34 laboratory-confirmed cases and 71 suspected. Suspected cases are those with known exposure and corresponding symptoms.

Nearly…