The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Garden of Life LLC is expanding its 29th January recall to include additional lots of Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Virchow.
A further 31 lots are now included in the recall and warnings have also been issued for consumers in the UK and Ireland following notification from the FDA that the recalled products could have been supplied to businesses in other countries. Raw Meal Products have been linked to a salmonellosis outbreak that has affected at least 11 people in nine American states.
After a programme of testing contaminated products and ingredients in collaboration with the FDA, suppliers and other experts, Garden of Life has now identified the likely source of Salmonella contamination as Organic Moringa Leaf powder. This ingredient is used only in Raw Meal and not in the company’s other products.
More information about the expanded recall can be found here.