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Coconut product recalled over Salmonella contamination

FeedingChange Canada has recalled its Young Thai Coconut Meat due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency conducted a test that found Salmonella in the product. The CFIA said all products with the following description should be thrown out or returned.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the coconut product, but the CFIA urged anyone who gets sick after eating it to contact a doctor.

“Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick,” said the recall notice. “Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.”

Symptoms for healthy people can include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

The CFIA said the product has been circulated in British Columbia, Ontario and possibly the rest of the country.