Various brands of coconut products recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
January 24, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Hen Long Market Oriental Food Co. Ltd., Thai United Food Trading Ltd., Three Dolphins Wholesale
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Possibly National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
11988

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 24, 2018 - Industry is recalling various brands of coconut products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Green Field Frozen Shredded Young Coconut 227 g None - All packages sold up to and including January 24, 2018 7 12190 99714 4
Captain's Choice Shredded Coconut 454 g None - All packages sold up to and including January 24, 2018 8 934791 920105
Captain's Choice Shredded Young Coconut 227 g None - All packages sold up to and including January 24, 2018 8 934791 920112
Coconut Tree Shredded Young Coconut 227 g None - All packages sold up to and including January 24, 2018 7 79139 06522 7

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