Garden of Life Recalls Raw Meal Organic

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL—Garden of Life LLC is asking retailers to take certain lots of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal off shleves due to possible Salmonella virchow contamination. Four flavors—Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai—are affected by the recall.

In late January, several cases of Salmonella Virchow  have been reported, with some individuals also consuming a RAW Meal product with an expiration date in September and October 2017.

While no products have tested positive for salmonella (and all products were tested before being released for sale), the company “felt it was in the public’s best interest to take this voluntary action.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating any possible illness.

On its Facebook page, the company stated, “We are committed to your extraordinary health, which is why we are voluntarily taking this action.”

The following lots are affected, according to FDA (as of Feb. 1, 2016):

PRODUCT NAME Lot Number Exp Date
RAW Organic Meal 10 CNT Tray 47214800 9/12017
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47198800 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47214600 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47215500 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47215501 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47216100 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47225500 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47225900 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47249200 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai 10 CNT Tray 47183201 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47198601 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Half Size 47206000 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47225600 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Half Size 47225800 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size 47226200 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size 47226400 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47236000 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla 10 CNT Tray 47248000 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47248901 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47253900 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size 47257401 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47226000 10/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47216200 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47225601 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47226100 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size 47226201 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47226300 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47246500 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47247600 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size 47247800 10/31/17

 

 

Additional information about the recall is available from Garden of Life, here.

 

Published in WholeFoods Magazine Online, 2/1/16