Wisconsin Salmonella case linked to meal replacement powder

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A new case of Salmonella has been confirmed in one person in Wisconsin. The state says, it’s likely associated with a recalled organic shake meal replacement powder.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) says a product called “Garden of Life RAW Meal” was recalled earlier this year, but people can still buy it from internet retailers like eBay and Amazon.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recall website, the product was recalled in January, 2016.

DATCP says people should dispose of the product or follow the instructions from the original recall notice.

DATCP and the FDA are working together to investigate the case of Salmonella, including tracing it back to 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.

See the link in the right hand column to find the recalled product lot numbers from the FDA.

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