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

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

For Immediate Release

January 3, 2018

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408-975-9660

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Evershing International Trading Company is recalling 16 ounces Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut 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. No illnesses have been reported to date.

This coconut products were distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and New York. This Frozen Shredded Coconut product is package in 16 ounces plastic bags. This recall is limited to Lot SE07A1, but the lot number is only printed on the case. Therefore, any customer that purchased this product from January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2018, 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.

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* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office. 

  

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

For full details on the recall, please visit:  https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm591335.htm