Garden of Life Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Lots of Raw Meal Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Feb 12, 2016, 17:16 ET from Garden of Life LLC

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Garden of Life LLC is expanding its January 29th voluntary recall to include additional lots of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai products because an ingredient used in certain lots of the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Virchow. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience 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.  If you have symptoms or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

Garden of Life has requested that retailers remove the lots of Raw Meal from sale and that consumers check the lot number on their Raw Meal product and return any products involved in this recall to their point of purchase for a full refund.

After extensive testing of the product and its ingredients, and working in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the manufacturer, suppliers and other third-party experts, we have now identified the likely source of Salmonella contamination to be Organic Moringa Leaf powder from a supplier used only in Raw Meal.  Because other Garden of Life products containing Moringa use different suppliers, only Raw Meal is exposed. 

Following is the list of lots affected added to this recall. Consumers can find the lot codes prominently stamped on the underside of the plastic container.

February 12, 2016 Recall Lots

 

Item Description

Lot Number

UPC

Sachet UPC

Exp Date

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate 10 CNT Tray

47200200

658010116114

658010116107

8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size

47215800

658010115933


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size

47243600

658010115933


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size

47198400

658010116954


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Full Size

47222300

658010114141


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Full Size

47248900

658010114141


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Half Size

47225700

658010116961


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Half Size

47198700

658010116961


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai 10 CNT Tray

47183200

658010116428

658010116435

8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Half Size

47215400

658010116947


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Half Size

47202000

658010116947


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size

47200100

658010116022


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size

47198600

658010116022


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size

47198500

658010116930


8/1/2017

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size

47200000

658010115933


8/31/2017

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size

47243000

658010116954


8/31/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size

47215600

658010116046


8/31/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size

47202100

658010116022


8/31/2017

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size

47247700

658010115933


11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size

47247801

658010116954


11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size

47257001

658010116954


11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Full Size

47246501

658010114141


11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Half Size

47269900

658010116961


11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla 10 CNT Tray

47275400

658010116138

658010116121

11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size

47247601

658010116046


11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size

47225602

658010116022


11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size

47273200

658010116930


11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size

47247900

658010116930


11/30/2017

RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size

47256902

658010115933


12/31/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size

47257100

658010116022


12/31/2017

RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size

47287600

658010116930


12/31/2017

 

No other Garden of Life products are affected by this recall.

To prevent a recurrence of this issue, Garden of Life will remove Organic Moringa powder from Raw Mealand expects new Raw Meal products to be available in stores and through online retailers within the next few weeks.

"The health of our consumers matters more than anything to every Garden of Life employee," said Brian Ray, Garden of Life's President. "We are using this as an opportunity to review our entire sourcing, manufacturing and distribution system with an eye to making a safe system even better. We will always work to be the industry leader in food safety; we expect nothing less and know you do as well. You can expect to hear more from us on this topic going forward. On behalf of all of us, I apologize to everyone affected by this situation."

ABOUT RAW MEAL: Raw Meal is sold at better health food stores, natural grocers and online. Consumers who have a Raw Meal product affected by this recall should stop consuming the product and if they wish to return it, they should return the unused portion of the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Questions may be directed Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST to GOL Retail Support at the e mail and phone number below.

Contacts: 

GOL Retail Support Team: RawMealRecallInfo@gardenoflife.com   

Ph (866) 211 9058

Fax (855) 453 7128 

Hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM EST



GOL Media Relations:

Rhonda Price


(561) 371-9407

 

SOURCE Garden of Life LLC