USA- FDA Investigates Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Linked to Dried Coconut



Fast Facts

  • The FDA is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to dried coconut.
  • CDC reports 13 cases in eight states with three hospitalizations and no deaths.
  • Testing by the FDA has confirmed that Salmonella found in two retail product samples of dried coconut collected from Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Market and International Harvest are a match to the outbreak strain.
  • As a result of this testing, Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets has recalled coconut smiles labeled under the Natural Grocers name and International Harvest has recalled Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw and International Harvest Brand Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw. If anyone has these coconut products in their home, they should not eat them.

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