February 4, 2016 — Garden of Life, LLC has issued a recall for RAW Organic Shake & Meal Replacement products after 11 people were sickened in an outbreak of Salmonella.
Open containers of the products were collected from the homes of people who were sick. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Virchow was isolated from the products by health officials in Oregon and Utah.
On February 2, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that 11 people had been infected in 9 states, including one who was hospitalized. Ten people who were interviewed reported eating Garden of Life RAW Meal products in the week before getting sick.
The first illness was reported on December 5, 2015. Illnesses that began in January may not have been reported yet. Because the products do not expire until late 2017, health officials are concerned they may still be in consumers’ homes. Complete list of recalled products and lot numbers.
Case Count by State: Minnesota (2), New Jersey (2), New Mexico (1), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (1), Tennessee (1), Utah (1), and Wisconsin (1).
According to the FDA, symptoms of Salmonella infection often include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea (may be bloody). In rare cases, more serious complications can occur:
“Infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”
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