U.S.: Salmonella outbreak linked to Vietnamese shredded coconut product
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked a Salmonella outbreak spanning nine states as likely coming from Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut, distributed by Evershing International Trading Company.
The case count is at 25 people and there have been six hospitalizations, but at the time of writing there had not been any deaths as a result of the outbreak.
Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 11, 2017 to November 4, 2017. Ill people range in age from 1 year to 82, with a median age of 19.
San Jose, California-based Evershing International Trading Company recalled all 16oz Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut on Jan. 3 after Salmonella was identified in the product by Massachusetts officials.
The product was distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, and Oklahoma with redistribution to Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas.
The brand itself is from TI Foods in Vietnam.