Salmonella Linked to Food Powder Sickens 27

Salmonella in a food product called Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal has infected 27 people in eight states, federal health officials said Thursday.

The powdered protein and seed product, which comes in a large plastic container, might be something people keep around for a while, the Centers for Disease control and Prevention said.

"These recalled products have a long shelf life and may still be in people's homes, and illnesses may continue to be reported," the CDC said.

"Consumers should not eat and retailers should not sell the recalled RAW Meal products."

Salmonella is a common cause of food poisoning. It sickens a million people sick every year and kills 380 of them. It causes diarrhea, stomach pain and cramps. It can affect a wide range of foods, including pork, chicken, tuna and vegetables.

Image: Garden of Life Raw Meal Organic Shake
Garden of Life Raw Meal Organic Shake. FDA / Flickr