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Posted February 16, 2016

Garden Of Life Recall Expanded

On February 13, 2016, Garden of Life LLC expanded its January 2016 recall of certain Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai products to include additional lots of these products, 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. 

Garden of Life has identified Organic Moringa Leaf powder, used only in Raw Meal products, as the likely source of Salmonella contamination. The company has asked retailers to remove these affected products from sale. It is also removing Organic Moringa Leaf powder from Raw meal products and expects new Raw Meal products to be available in stores and through online retailers within the next few weeks. 

The list of additional recalled lots of Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai products is available here.

See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Protein Powders and Drinks for tests of related products.

Update: (3/24/16) 27 cases of Salmonella infection have now been associated with these products.

See Related Warnings:

Garden of Life Shakes and Meals Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Whey Protein Recalled

Nutrition Bars Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

Nutrition Bar Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen

Nutrition Shake Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen

Protein Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Soy and Milk

Whey Protein Supplements Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergens

Protein Drinks Recalled For Undeclared Milk Source

Recall of Whey Protein Powders Due to Allergens

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