An outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to several brands of raw organic coconut.
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What is the problem?
As of April 2, 2018, the CDC has reported a total of 13 Salmonella illnesses in the following 8 states between September 2017 and February 2018: California (5), Colorado (1), Connecticut (1), Idaho (1), Missouri (1), Oregon (2), Texas (1), and Utah (1).
What Specific Products were Recalled?
|Product Description||Brand||UPC||Unit WT||Code Date / Lot Number|
|Coconut Smiles Organic||Natural Grocers||8034810||10 oz||Packed-on dates prior to 18-075|
|Go Smile! Dried Coconut||International Harvest||7 39446 40220 7||9 oz||Sell by dates: 010118, 020118, 030118, 040118, 050118,060118, 070118, 080118, 090118, 100118, 110118, 120118, 010119, 020119, 030119|
|Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw||International Harvest||25 lb||Batch/Lot #’s: OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, OCSM-0014.|
[See chart below for retail locations that reportedly received this bulk product]
What Retail Locations Are Reported As Having Received Recalled Bulk Product? (Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw)
|Company||City and State|
|14 Carrot Whole Foods||Lexington, SC|
|2 J’s Fresh Market||Great Falls, MT|
|Boxed Greens||Tempe, AZ|
|Food Works||Cheshire, CT|
|Food Works Natural Market||Old Saybrook, CT|
|Good Earth Co-op*||St Cloud, MN|
|Health Nuts||Bayside, NY|
|Lazy Acres||Encinitas, CA|
|Lazy Acres||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Moonflower Community Cooperative||Moab, UT|
|Mountain Mama||Colorado Springs, CO|
|Rainbow Bridge Natural Food||Ojai, CA|
|Rainbow Grocery||San Francisco, CA|
|Vitamin Cottage||Lakewood, CO|
|Vitamin Cottage||Golden, CO|
|Wenatchee Natural Foods||Wenatchee, WA|
Coconut Salmonella Outbreak
The bacteria strain has been identified a Salmonella Typhimurium. It has been discovered in two raw coconut products that were both recalled in March 2018:
- Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Market — Natural Grocers® Dried Coconut
- International Harvest — Go Smiles® Dried Coconut
Go Smile! Coconut Recalled for Salmonella
On March 16, 2018, International Harvest Inc. recalled bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut and bulk packages of Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw.
Testing by the FDA found Salmonella in samples of both products.
The products were sold in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Georgia, Vermont, Illinois, Florida, Maine, Washington, New Hampshire, and Utah.
Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw was sold online and in grocery stores in a 9-oz plastic bag 9-ounce bags with sell-by dates from January 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019.
The bulk Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw was sold in a 25-pound case labeled with batch/lot numbers OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, and OCSM-0014.
Natural Grocers — Organic Coconut Recall
On March 19, 2018, Natural Grocers and Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., of Lakewood, Colorado, recalled packages of Natural Grocers® 10-ounce Coconut Smiles Organic Raw Coconut due to Salmonella contamination. Six illnesses have been linked to this product.
The products were labeled with barcode 8034810 and packed-on numbers lower than 18-075. The recalled Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic were sold in 10-ounce clear plastic bags.
The product was sold at “Natural Grocers” grocery stores in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause food poisoning. The infections can be deadly, especially in high-risk populations. The symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In very severe cases, Salmonella can cause arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, arthritis, dehydration, or death.
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