Salmonella has been confirmed in one person in Wisconsin likely associated with recalled Garden of Life RAW Meal, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The product, an organic shake and meal replacement, was recalled earlier this year by the company, but consumers have acquired recalled product from internet retailers such as eBay and Amazon.
Consumers should not consume this product if it is from the lot codes listed in the previous recall announcements found on the FDA Recall website. Contaminated product may still be for sale from eBay, Amazon and other internet retailers. Based on available information, consumers should dispose of the product or follow the instructions given in the original recall notices found on the FDA website.
DATCP is collaborating with Wisconsin Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the latest illness, including tracing the source of the contaminated product.
Salmonella is a life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria. It is particularly dangerous to children younger than 5 years, adults over the age of 65, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons with Salmonella often experience diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever between 12 and 72 hours after infection. Anyone who believes they may have become ill with Salmonella should contact their health care provider immediately.