Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut
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- CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections.
- Twenty-five people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella I 4,,12:b:- or Salmonella Newport have been reported from nine states.
- Six ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
- Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut, distributed by Evershing International Trading Company, is the likely source of this multistate outbreak.
- CDC recommends that retailers not sell, restaurants not serve, and consumers not eat recalled frozen shredded coconut.
- The recalled product was packaged in 16-ounce plastic bags labeled as Coconut Tree Brand Shredded Coconut.
- If you have recalled frozen shredded coconut in your home, you can return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
- If you aren’t sure if the frozen coconut you bought is Coconut Tree Brand frozen Shredded Coconut, you can ask the place of purchase. Restaurants and retailers can ask their supplier.
- When in doubt, don’t eat, sell, or serve it. Throw it out.
- Wash and sanitize countertops as well as drawers or shelves in freezers or refrigerators where frozen shredded coconut was stored.
- This investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide updates when more information is available.
- Salmonella Infections Linked to Frozen Shredded Coconut en Español
- Salmonella Infections Linked to Frozen Shredded Coconut ở Việt Nam[PDF – 3 pages]
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