The recalled frozen shredded coconut has been linked to 27 salmonellosis illnesses from nine states, the CDC reports. Illnesses range from January 9, 2017, to November 4, 2017. This outbreak appears to be over.
Multiple coconut samples tested by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health were positive for Salmonella, including the same strain of Salmonella that caused illnesses.
On Jan. 3, 2018, Evershing International Trading Company announced a recall of its 16 ounce packages of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut currently on the market. This coconut product was distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas.