The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has already recalled various brands of coconut products in BC due to what it says is a risk of salmonella contamination.
And now, another recall has been issued on January 28 for a coconut product sold in Ontario, PEI, and Quebec.
The recall applies to the following product:
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|Coconut Tree||Shredded Young Coconut||227 g||2019 – 07 – 01||7 79139 06522 7|
The agency says that 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,” the agency added. “Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.”
Even people in good health may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
At this point, however, “there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product,” the agency said.