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 »

Salmonella Cucumber Outbreak Declared Over

On March 18, 2016, the CDC announced that the outbreak of Salmonella Poona associated with imported cucumbers is over. The final case count is 907 occurrences of Salmonella poisoning. These cases of illness began to be reported as early as July 2015 and continued until early March 2016. Two hundred and four people needed to… 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 »

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 »

Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pistachios

On March 9, 2016, the CDC announced that they were investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo linked to  Wonderful brand Pistachios.  There are 11 cases of illness associated with the outbreak. Nine states have been affected, including Alabama with 1 case, Arizona with 2 cases, Connecticut with 1 case, Georgia with 1 case, Michigan with… Read more »

Salmonella Causes Raw Pistachio Recall

Recently, Lipari Foods, LLC. issued a recall of several raw pistachio products after testing revealed that they may be contaminated with Salmonella. These products were packaged by a sister company, JLM, and distributed to retail and restaurant locations nationwide, including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and West… Read more »

75 Sick in Kentucky with Salmonella Outbreak

The number of people sickened in Estill County, Kentucky continues to rise. There are now 75 people showing symptoms of gastrointestinal illness. Over 50 of those cases have been confirmed to be Salmonella. Eleven people have had to be hospitalized because of their illness. The investigation into the source of the outbreak is still ongoing…. 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 »