Minnesota state officials have linked Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal powdered mixes to a multi-state Salmonella outbreak and Garden of Life LLC has recalled multiple products.
Officials with the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., company said in a news release today they are “voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal in the flavors chocolate, original, vanilla and vanilla Chai” because it may be contaminated with the pathogen Salmonella Virchow.
Also today, the Minnesota Department of Health announced it is working with health and agriculture officials in other states on an investigation of a Salmonella outbreak linked to the supplement mixes.
“Two cases of Salmonella Virchow infection with the same DNA fingerprint pattern have been reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) since January 11,” according to the MDH outbreak announcement.
Several people with matching Salmonella Virchow strains in other states have reported eating this product, which is a powdered nutritional supplement and meal replacement. Those states include:
- New Jersey;
- New Mexico;
- Utah; and
The Minnesota officials report most of the other states have reported single cases.
Minnesota officials reported the extent of the product contamination is unknown. Based on the information collected as of Jan. 29, health officials recommend not eating any flavor of the product if it was purchased on or after Nov. 1, 2015.
Additionally, product with a “Best Used by: 09/2017” date or later should not be consumed.