Diwa brand frozen grated coconut from the Philippines may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
August 12, 2013

Type of communication:

Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert

Microbiological - Salmonella

Hazard classification:
Class 2

Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recalling firm:
Diwa Products Ltd.


Extent of the product distribution:

CFIA reference number:
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 Code(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

For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Diwa Products Ltd. at 1-877-749-0023 or 1-416-754-0028