March 20, 2019

Buenas Frozen Coconut Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Global Commodities of California is recalling one lot of Buenas brand frozen grated coconut because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recall notice did not state if any illnesses have been reported in connection with this specific recalled product, but the notice does state that “the issue was discovered through testing conducted by the state of California Department of Public Health while investigation reported illnesses.” There is a Salmonella outbreak ongoing at this time in the United States that is linked to dried coconut that has sickened 13 people in 5 states.

The products name is grated coconut. The brand name is Buenas. The coconut is grated and frozen, with UPC number 4806514650443, lot number 10BAAGA. The coconut is packed in a 16 ounce plastic bag and is a product of the Philippines. The frozen coconut was shipped two retail locations in Northern California beginning in February 2018.

If you purchased this product, do not eat it, even if you are going to put it into a recipe that will be cooked or baked. Throw it away in a sealed bag, or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal pains and cramps, diarrhea that may be bloody, nausea, and vomiting. The illness usually begins a few hours to a few days after a person is exposed to the bacteria. If you have eaten this product or any other coconut product and have been experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor.

Buenas Coconut Salmonella Recall

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