CDC Updates Organic Shake Outbreak

On March 24, 2016, the CDC issued an update to the Salmonella Virchow outbreak associated with Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shakes. Since the last update more than a month ago, there have been 9 more cases of Salmonella poisoning reported. This brings the total number of illnesses to 27. Five of these cases… Read more »


Oak Leaf Dairy Outbreak Expands

More and more cases of E. coli are being associated with Oak Leaf Dairy. There are now 41 cases of E. coli poisoning caused by the dairy. The large majority of E. coli cases (34 out of 41) occurred in children, with 22 of those children being under the age of 5. A total of… Read more »


More Macadamia Nuts Recalled

For the third time in the last month, macadamia nuts are being recalled because of the risk of Salmonella poisoning. Ashland Food Co-op is the most recent of these recalls. The Ashland, Oregon based company issued a recall on March 16th after testing revealed that their Organic Raw Macadamia nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella…. Read more »


University of Michigan Hit by Norovirus Outbreak

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor recently reported that they are investigating an outbreak of Norovirus on the campus. Since mid-February almost 100 students have been sickened by Norovirus. Many of the sickened students live in on-campus housing. At least 25 people were forced to visit emergency rooms because of their illness. The university… Read more »


Salmonella Causes Tea Recall

On March 13th, 2016,  Awareness Corp. issued a recall for containers of Boost Tea after testing revealed that it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recalled tea was packaged in 7.4 ounce containers. Products affected by the recall can be identified with the Lot #022615 and the expiration date of 10/17, both of which… Read more »


Raw Milk Outbreak in California Expands

  An outbreak of E.coli associated with raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy has now sickened 10 people in California. Organic Pastures Dairy, which is based in Fresno County California, issued a recall for its raw milk back in January after internal testing revealed the presence of bacteria. Out of the 10 people sick… Read more »


Salmonella Causes Pie Filling Recall

A recall notice has been issued for 5 cases of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling after concerns arose that it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The filling was produced by the Jel Sert Company of West Chicago, Illinois. Recalled products were distributed nationwide and used as sales samples and in gift packages. The Banana Cream… Read more »


CDC Updates Shake Mix Outbreak

  On February 19, 2016, the CDC issued an update to the Salmonella Virchow outbreak associated with Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal mix. There are now 18 people infected across 15 states. States affected by the outbreak include Florida with 1 case, Massachusetts with 1 case, Maryland with 1 case, Minnesota… Read more »


Organic Shake Recall Expanded

On February 12, the recall for RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal was expanded by Garden of Life, LLC. The recalled lots are in addition to the original recall on January 29. The recall affects multiple flavors of shake mix, including chocolate, original, vanilla, and vanilla chai. A full list of recalled products can be… Read more »


Kentucky Salmonella Outbreak Expands

The Estill County Health Department has issued an update to the outbreak that occurred about a week ago. There are now 71 people with gastrointestinal illness in Estill County, Kentucky. Thirty five cases of Salmonella have been confirmed in a laboratory. At least 8 people have had to be hospitalized as a result of their… Read more »