Frozen Shredded Coconut Could Be Contaminated with Salmonella, Leading to Recall

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections

Frozen Shredded Coconut Could Be Contaminated with Salmonella, Leading to Recall
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January 5, 2018

Evershing International Trading Company has initiated a recall of 16-ounce packages of Coconut Tree Frozen Shredded Coconut that has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

The recalled shredded coconut was distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas.

The affected product bears an item number of 331223 and a UPC code of 05216-44081.

Risks of salmonella

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune system. 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 in to the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

No illnesses linked to this recall have been reported, to date.

What should consumers do?

Any customer that purchased the impacted Coconut Tree Frozen Shredded Coconut from January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2018 should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers with questions or concerns about this recall can contact Evershing International Trading Company at (408) 975-9660.