Posted August 4, 2014

"Superfood" Greens Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On August 1, 2014, New England Greens dba Vibrant Health issued a recall of 10 lots of Green Vibrance and one lot of Rainbow Vibrance because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella infection can produce fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, 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.

Recalled Green Vibrance and Rainbow Vibrance were sold nationwide by health food and natural product retailers online and in stores. They can be identified by the following:

  • Green Vibrance Capsules (240 count), Code GVC, Lot # 1401078
  • Green Vibrance Single Serving Display, Code GVSD, Lot # 1040176, 1040176
  • Green Vibrance pdr ( 363 gm, 30-day), Code GV30, Lot # 1041083, 1401092, 1401094
  • Green Vibrance pdr (181.5 gm, 15-day), Code GV15, Lot # 1041084, 1041086, 1041087, 1041088, 1041089
  • Rainbow Vibrance, pdr (177 gm, 30 day), Code RV19, Lot # 131193

Green Vibrance and Rainbow Vibrance are promoted as a "superfood" made of organic freeze-dried grasses and fruits and vegetables. Green Vibrance also contains pre- and probiotics.

Vibrant Health Green Vibrance was tested by in 2014 and was not Approved.

For tests of Green Vibrance and other greens products, see the Review of Greens and Whole Foods Powders. Also see the Probiotic Supplements Review for tests of other products containing probiotics.

See Related Warnings:

Carob Powder Recalled

Protein Drink Mix Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Chia Seed Recall Expanded

More Chia Powders Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Chia Powders and Smoothies Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

For more information about this recall, use the link below.