Salmonella triggers recall of coconut meat in Canada
Feeding Change Canada is recalling
Feeding Change brand Young Thai Coconut Meat from the marketplace because of a risk of possible Salmonella contamination.
According to the recall notice
posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website, the recall was triggered by CFIA test results.
“The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings,” the agency statement said.
The CFIA said it is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.
Consumers can identify the recalled product by the following information:
||Code(s) on Product
||Young Thai Coconut Meat
||Best By : May 28 2020
||0 91037 12927 7
According to the recall notice, Feeding Change distributed the Young Thai Coconut Meat at the retail level in British Columbia, Ontario, and ‘Possibly National.’
Consumers should not consume these products, Feeding Change warned. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers with questions can call 778-383-1333.
Advice to consumers
Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the bacteria.
Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection, but infants, children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are more fragile, according to the state health agency.
Most people who become ill from a Salmonella infection will recover fully after a few days. It is possible for some people to be infected with the bacteria and not get sick or show any symptoms, but still, be able to spread the infection to others.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, called salmonellosis, typically start 6 to 72 hours after exposure to Salmonella bacteria, but in some people, it takes two weeks for symptoms to develop. Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms usually last for four to seven days.
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