Health Hazard Alert – Diwa brand frozen grated coconut from the Philippines may contain Salmonella bacteria


Recall / advisory date:

  • August 12, 2013

Reason for recall / advisory:

  • Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
  • Class 2
Company / Firm:
  • Diwa Products Ltd.
Distribution:
  • National
Extent of the distribution:
  • Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 12, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Diwa Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Diwa brand Grated Coconut described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Diwa brand coconut, sold frozen, product of Philippines, is affected by this alert.

There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importer, Diwa Products Ltd., Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Diwa Grated Coconut 16 oz. (454 g) None 6 28838 52049 3
Diwa Grated Coconut 40 x 16 oz. case SPO313 None
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Recall / advisory date: August 12, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory: Microbiological - Salmonella Hazard classification: Class 2 Company / Firm: Diwa Products Ltd. Distribution: National Extent of the distribution: Retail Advisory details Ottawa, August 12, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Diwa Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Diwa brand Grated Coconut described below because it may...
<strong>Recall / advisory date:</strong> <ul> <li>August 12, 2013</li> </ul> <strong><span style="font-size: 1rem; line-height: 1;">Reason for recall / advisory:</span></strong> <div> <ul> <li>Microbiological - Salmonella</li> </ul> </div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 1rem; line-height: 1;">Hazard classification:</span></strong></div> <div> <ul> <li>Class 2</li> </ul> </div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 1rem; line-height: 1;">Company / Firm:</span></strong></div> <div> <ul> <li>Diwa Products <abbr title="Limited">Ltd.</abbr></li> </ul> </div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 1rem; line-height: 1;">Distribution:</span></strong></div> <div> <ul> <li>National</li> </ul> </div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 1rem; line-height: 1;">Extent of the distribution:</span></strong></div> <div> <ul> <li>Retail</li> </ul> <div id="recall-details"><article> <h2>Advisory details</h2> Ottawa, August 12, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Diwa Products <abbr title="Limited">Ltd.</abbr> are warning the public not to consume Diwa brand Grated Coconut described below because it may be contaminated with <em>Salmonella</em>. The following Diwa brand coconut, sold frozen, product of Philippines, is affected by this alert. There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The importer, Diwa Products <abbr title="Limited">Ltd.</abbr>, Toronto, <abbr title="Ontario">ON</abbr> is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The <abbr title="Canadian Food Inspection Agency">CFIA</abbr> is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall. </article></div> <div></div> <div id="recall-products"><section> <h2>Affected products</h2> <table summary="Recall product list" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <th scope="col">Brand Name</th> <th scope="col">Common Name</th> <th scope="col">Size</th> <th scope="col">Codes(s) on Product</th> <th scope="col"><abbr title="Universal Product Code">UPC</abbr></th> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Diwa</th> <td>Grated Coconut</td> <td>16 <abbr title="ounce">oz.</abbr> (454 <abbr title="grams">g</abbr>)</td> <td>None</td> <td>6 28838 52049 3</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Diwa</th> <td>Grated Coconut</td> <td>40 x 16 <abbr title="ounce">oz.</abbr> case</td> <td>SPO313</td> <td>None</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </section></div> </div>
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