Contact a lawyer about a lawsuit for alleged Salmonella from a Garden of Life Raw Meal Shake product. Attorney Ryan Osterholm is reprenting victims of an outbreak of Salmonella Virchow that the CDC has linked to certain Raw Meal products.
Garden of Life issued recalls on January 29 and February 12, 2016.
CDC and FDA Update of Salmonella Virchow Outbreak
Health officials have confirmed Salmonella contamination in Organic Moringa Leaf powder, an ingredient used in recalled Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Replacement products, according to the FDA. The recent announcement from the FDA said samples of Salmonella Virchow in the leaf powder matched the strain of Salmonella that has sickened 18 people in 15 states (and this count may grow):
Florida (1), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (1), Minnesota (2), New Jersey (2), New Mexico (1), North Carolina (1), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (1), Rhode Island (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (1), Utah (2), and Wisconsin (1).
Four of these food poisoning victims were hospitalized. Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 5, 2015 to February 3, 2016. Ill people range in age from 1 year to 76.
Of the 14 ill people who have been interviewed, 14 (100%) reported consuming powdered supplements or meal replacement powders in the week before illness onset; all 14 (100%) specifically reported consuming Garden of Life RAW Meal products.
Can I Sue Garden of Life for RAW meal Salmonella?
Yes. Our attorneys represent Salmonella outbreak patients in foodborne illness litigation in every state. Past clients have received tens of millions of dollars in Salmonella lawsuit compensation, including wrongful death cases where surviving family members testified before Congress about the severity of food poisoning in the United States and the importance of holding purveyors responsible. Salmonella lawyer Ryan Osterholm is a member of our firm’s Bad Bug Law Team and he is accepting cases from this outbreak. Contact Ryan now for a free consultation, or call direct to our offices at 1-888-377-8900.
Salmonella outbreaks are preventable and the presence of bugs like this in any product meant for raw consumption puts consumers at risk for infection. The latest finding is further evidence that this foodborne illness outbreak stems from RAW meal products. Previously, the Utah Public Health Laboratory confirmed that Salmonella was isolated from an open container of Garden of Life RAW Meal organic shake product collected from a case patient. Testing by Utah and Oklahama Public Health Laboratory confirmed that Salmonella isolates collected by the states matched the outbreak strain.
Our law firm will provide updates on this outbreak as more is discovered. So far, 18 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Virchow in 15 states, including two in Minnesota, two in New Jersey and two in Utah. Single cases have been confirmed in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
The Garden of Life RAW Salmonella recall in this case began January 29 and was expanded February 12 by Garden of Life LLC. The expanded recall includes additional lots of 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.” Six days later is when the FDA confirmed the presence of the outbreak strain of Salmonella in the moringa leaf power ingredient.n.
Ask our lawyers why we are filing individual lawsuits (or settling without a suit, if possible), and not filing a class action lawsuit. The primary reason is the varied injuries.