Recall: Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut
On 2018-03-17, the FDA announced that International Harvest is conducting a recall on Raw Coconut due to possible contamination with salmonella. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Organic Go Smile! during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 34 food recalls due to potential contamination, including alfalfa sprouts, beef products and more. Additionally, there have been 54 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 23 drug and medical device recalls.
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Name: International Harvest
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Utah, Vermont, Washington
Product Description: Raw Coconut
Brand Name(s): Organic Go Smile!
Reason for Recall: Potential of Salmonella
Official Recall Date: 2018-03-16
Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 03/16/2018, it was not published by the FDA until 03/17/2018.
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
International Harvest, Inc of Mount Vernon, NY is recalling 14,620 lbs. of bulk and 24,270 bags of Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut, because it has 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 systems. 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 into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Read More.
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