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February 22, 2016
11 sickened, 1 hospitalized by protein shakes made by Florida-based company
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that 11 people have been sickened in an outbreak of salmonella virchow. The illnesses have been reported in nine states after people consumed protein shakes made by Palm Beach Gardens-based company Garden of Life. One person has been hospitalized. The state include Wisconsin, Tennessee, Oregon, New Jersey, New Mexico and Utah. According to the CDC, RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal products made by Garden of Life LLC are a likely source of the outbreak. On Friday, Garden of Life voluntarily recalled a limited quantity of its RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal products available in chocolate, original, vanilla, and vanilla chai because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella virchow. The recalled products were available for purchase nationwide in many retail stores and online. (Click here for full list of recalled products.) No cases have yet been reported in Florida. The investigation is ongoing, according to the CDC. Garden of Life has issued the following statement: “Garden of Life has voluntarily withdrawn a limited quantity of our RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal. Even though the routine testing performed on the products before they were shipped to stores shows they are clean and free from any contamination, as the leader in the industry, we are taking this action out of an abundance of caution. No Garden of Life product has ever tested positive for Salmonella. Also, RAW Meal products are manufactured in the United States at an FDA-and NSF-audited facility under the highest care and standards.” http://www.wpbf.com/news/cdc-11-sicked-by-protein-shakes-made-by-pbgbased-garden-of-life/37779368