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Coconut Salmonella Lawsuit

Coconut Salmonella Lawsuit

An outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning infections has been linked to dried coconut. There have been 13 illnesses reported in 8 states, with 3 of the victims hospitalized.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting dried coconut induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the problem?

The CDC has reported illnesses in the following states: California (5), Colorado (1), Connecticut (1), Idaho (1), Missouri (1), Oregon (2), Texas (1), and Utah (1). The earliest illness was reported on September 22, 2017.

What Specific Products were Recalled?

Product DescriptionBrandUPCUnit WTCode Date / Lot Number
Coconut Smiles OrganicNatural Grocers803481010 ozPacked-on dates prior to 18-075
Go Smile! Dried CoconutInternational Harvest7 39446 40220 79 ozSell by dates: 010118, 020118, 030118, 040118, 050118,060118, 070118, 080118, 090118, 100118, 110118, 120118, 010119, 020119, 030119
Go Smiles Dried Coconut RawInternational Harvest25 lbBatch/Lot #’s: OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, OCSM-0014.

[See chart below for retail locations that reportedly received this bulk product]

What Retail Locations Are Reported As Having Received Recalled Bulk Product? (Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw)

CompanyCity and State
14 Carrot Whole FoodsLexington, SC
2 J’s Fresh MarketGreat Falls, MT
Boxed GreensTempe, AZ
Food WorksCheshire, CT
Food Works Natural MarketOld Saybrook, CT
Good Earth Co-op*St Cloud, MN
Health NutsBayside, NY
Lazy AcresEncinitas, CA
Lazy AcresSanta Barbara, CA
Moonflower Community CooperativeMoab, UT
Mountain MamaColorado Springs, CO
Rainbow Bridge Natural FoodOjai, CA
Rainbow GrocerySan Francisco, CA
Vitamin CottageLakewood, CO
Vitamin CottageGolden, CO
Wenatchee Natural FoodsWenatchee, WA

Coconut Salmonella Outbreak

The outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium has been discovered in two retail products that were tested. The following products were recalled on March 16, 2018:

Natural Grocers Coconut Recall

International Harvest Inc. recalled 14,620 pounds of bulk and 24,270 bags of “Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut” due to a risk of Salmonella food poisoning.

The product was distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Georgia, Vermont, Illinois, Florida, Maine, Washington, New Hampshire, and Utah.

The bags of Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw were sold in a 9-oz plastic bag, UPC: 7 39446 40220 7, with the following “Sell by Dates” on the back of the bag: 010118, 020118, 030118, 040118, 050118,060118, 070118, 080118, 090118, 100118, 110118, 120118, 010119, 020119, 030119.

The bulk Go Smiles! Dried Coconut Raw was also sold in a 25-bulk case labeled with the following batch/Lot #’s: OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, Lot# OCSM-0014.

Natural Grocers — Organic Coconut Recall

Natural Grocers and Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., of Lakewood, Colorado, is recalling Natural Grocers® 10-ounce Coconut Smiles Organic Raw Coconut due to Salmonella contamination.

Six illnesses have been reported by individuals who ate Coconut Smiles Organic purchased from Natural Grocers. Consumers who bought this product should return it to the store for credit or refund.

The products have UPC #8034810 and the recall involves all pack dates before 18-075 (Mar. 16, 2018).

The raw coconut product was distributed to 145 “Natural Grocers” grocery stores in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Salmonella Food Poisoning

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal food poisoning infections. The symptoms usually include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, Salmonella can cause severe arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

Do I have a Coconut Salmonella Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting dried coconut induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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