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2015-16 Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal

CDC, FDA, and multiple states investigated a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Virchow infections linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products. A total of 33 people were reported from 23 states. Six people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Among people for whom information was available, illnesses started on dates ranging from December 5, 2015 to March 18, 2016. On January 29, 2016 Garden of Life LLC voluntarily recalled a limited quantity of its RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal products available in chocolate, original, vanilla, and vanilla chai because of they had the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Virchow.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2015
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Utah, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Hawaii, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella Virchow
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Organic Moringa Leaf Powder RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Replacement
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery Store
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Garden of Life, LLC
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 33
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 6
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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