Health Hazard Alert – Diwa brand frozen grated coconut from the Philippines may contain Salmonella bacteria
Ottawa, August 12, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Diwa Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Diwa brand Grated Coconut described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The following Diwa brand coconut, sold frozen, product of Philippines, is affected by this alert.
There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The importer, Diwa Products Ltd., Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Codes(s) on Product||UPC|
|Diwa||Grated Coconut||16 oz. (454 g)||None||6 28838 52049 3|
|Diwa||Grated Coconut||40 x 16 oz. case||SPO313||None|
For more information, consumers and industry can contact:
Diwa Products Ltd. at 1-877-749-0023 or 1-416-754-0028
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
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