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Evershing International Trading Company Recalls Frozen Shredded Coconut Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

January 3, 2018

Contact

Consumers

(408) 975-9660

Announcement

Evershing International Trading Company is recalling Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut, 16 oz., because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune system. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting in to the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This coconut product was distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, and Oklahoma with redistribution to Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas. This Frozen Shredded Coconut product is packaged in 16 ounces plastic bags. This is a complete recall of ALL Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut currently on the market. Any customers who have this product should return the product to place of purchase for full refund. Customers may also contact Evershing International Trading Company at (408) 975-9660 during hours of operation, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The issue was discovered by testing performed by the State of Massachusetts.

This voluntary recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.

FDA Advisory

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  • Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut, 16 oz.

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