June 25, 2019

Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Linked to Dried Coconut Ends With Fourteen Sick and Lawsuits

The multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that is linked to dried coconut products is over with fourteen sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, government officials are warning consumers that these recalled products have a long shelf life and may still be in consumer's homes. Anyone who is not aware of this recall and outbreak could still get sick. As of May 18, 2018, the outbreak appears to be over. The recalled dried coconut products include Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut, Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw, and Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic with various lot numbers and UPC numbers. Look at this list carefully and make sure you don't have any of these products in your home. One of the issues with this recall is that some of the coconut items … [Read more...]

FDA Identifies 16 Retail Locations That May Have Sold Dried Coconut Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella

The FDA has now identified 16 retail locations that were supplied with potentially contaminated bulk dried coconut. That product is linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 13 people in 5 states. Several grocery stores and retail outlets have recalled bulk packages of International Harvest brand Organic Coconut Miles with UPC number 8 13449 02099 3 and the expiration date 6/1/2018. That product was sold at retail stores in New York City and Long Island. Now, the list of cities and locations that received dried coconut from International Harvest has been published by the FDA. The recalled bulk dried coconut may have been repackaged into clear, plastic containers with grocery store labeling, or it may have been sold in bulk bins. You can see the chart of … [Read more...]

FDA Investigates Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Linked to Dried Coconut

The FDA is joining in on the investigation into the multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to dried coconut that has sickened 13 people in 8 states. Three people are hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported to date. FDA testing confirmed that Salmonella found in two retail product samples of dried coconut that were collected from Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Market and International Harvest match the outbreak strain. Both facilities have recalled products. Vitamin Cottage recalled Natural Grocers coconut, and International Harvest has recalled Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw and International Harvest Brand Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw. You can find more information about these recalled items at the FDA web site. In their investigation, ill persons told FDA … [Read more...]

Another Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dried Coconut; This Time It’s Go Smile Coconut

A multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that is linked to recalled  Go Smile coconut has sickened at least 13 people in 8 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Government officials are recommending that people do not eat recalled International Harvest, Inc. brand Go Smile! Raw Coconut, Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw or recalled Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic. International Harvest recalled bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut and bulk packages of Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw on March 16, 2018. On March 19, 2018, Vitamin Cottage Natural Foods Market recalled packages of Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic. If you aren't sure if the dried coconut you purchased has been recalled or not, just throw it away, even if some of it has been … [Read more...]

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