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Quick Update: Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Associated with Dried Coconut

March 25, 2018

 Affected product Image: CDC

  • https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-03-18/index.html

  • As of March 2018: 13 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium among 8 states, WGS confirmed as outbreak strain

  • No death, no antibiotic resistance so far (per NARMS)

  • Ill persons reported consumption of dried coconut product purchased from Natural Grocers stores

    • Outbreak strain was also identified in leftover dried coconut from one of the patient's home

    • FDA also collected dried coconut from International Harvest, Inc. and found outbreak strain in samples of International Harvest Brand Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw and Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw

  • If you believe you may have purchased or consumed contaminated products, please see recall details and instructions for consumers and retailers here

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