Global Commodities of California is recalling one lot of Buenas brand frozen grated coconut because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recall notice did not state if any illnesses have been reported in connection with this specific recalled product, but the notice does state that “the issue was discovered through testing conducted by the state of California Department of Public Health while investigation reported illnesses.” There is a Salmonella outbreak ongoing at this time in the United States that is linked to dried coconut that has sickened 13 people in 5 states.
The products name is grated coconut. The brand name is Buenas. The coconut is grated and frozen, with UPC number 4806514650443, lot number 10BAAGA. The coconut is packed in a 16 ounce plastic bag and is a product of the Philippines. The frozen coconut was shipped two retail locations in Northern California beginning in February 2018.