Recall and Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, & Retailers

Final Update

This outbreak appears to be over. However, the recalled shredded coconut has a long shelf life and may still be in people’s homes. Consumers unaware of the recall could continue to eat the product and potentially get sick. Read the Recall and Advice to Consumers and Retailers.

Image of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut

On January 3, 2018, Evershing International Trading Company recalledExternal all Coconut Tree Brand frozen Shredded Coconut.

CDC recommends that retailers not sell, restaurants not serve, and consumers not eat recalled frozen shredded coconut.

  • The recalled product was packaged in 16 ounce plastic bags labeled as Coconut Tree Brand Shredded Coconut.
  • This product can last for several months if kept frozen and may still be in homes.
  • If you have recalled frozen shredded coconut in your home, you can return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you aren’t sure if the frozen coconut you bought is Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut, you can ask the place of purchase.

  • Restaurants and retailers can ask their supplier.
  • When in doubt, don’t eat, sell, or serve it. Throw it out.
  • Wash and sanitize countertops as well as drawers or shelves in refrigerators or freezers where frozen shredded coconut was stored.

Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating contaminated frozen shredded coconut.

  • Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Abdominal cramps