Salmonella identified in Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut products
A Federal Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory analysis has identified salmonella in Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut products that were sold in fourteen states across the country. The raw coconut products were produced by International Harvest, Inc., of Mount Vernon, NY, which is now recalling 14,620 lbs. of bulk and 24,270 bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut, because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
International Harvest, Inc., distributed Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut products to customers via online retailers, retail stores, and distributors. The products were directly distributed to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Georgia, Vermont, Illinois, Florida, Maine, Washington, New Hampshire, and Utah.
The recalled coconut products are:
Retail: International Harvest Brand Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw, in a 9oz poly/plastic bag, UPC: 7 39446 40220 7, with the following “Sell by Dates” on the back of the bag: 010118, 020118, 030118, 040118, 050118,060118, 070118, 080118, 090118, 100118, 110118, 120118, 010119, 020119, 030119.
Bulk: Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw in a 25-bulk case labeled with the following batch/Lot #’s: OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, Lot# OCSM-0014.
Consumers should not eat the recalled products. Any unused raw coconut products should be disposed of properly or returned to the store of purchase. Salmonella contamination can cause serious gastrointestinal symptoms. Consumers who have eaten any of the recalled Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut products should watch for symptoms that include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
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