A Los Angeles-based company is recalling one lot of its coconut water beverage because a problem with packaging may be permitting the growth of mold.
ONE World Enterprises, LLC announced the recall of O.N.E. Coconut Water, packaged in 11.2 oz Tetra Pak cartons, after receiving a small number of consumer complaints.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the recall.
In a news release, the company said it is is working with the Georgia State Department of Agriculture to determine the cause of the consumer complaints, which it said were limited to a a single lot number of the packaged drinks. The results of tests conducted by the Georgia agriculture department were negative for pathogens, the company stated, and internal testing at the manufacturing plant indicates no contamination.
One World said it is utilizing Corrective And Preventative Action (CAPA) procedures to identify why this problem exists and investigating the possibility that problems occurred during transport that caused potential oxidation.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The Coconut Water being recalled is from wiLot code 12E1004, UPC # 894991001104 with a sell-by date of May 1, 2011. The affected product was distributed to various retail outlets in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New York, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Dates and codes can be found stamped on the top of the packaging.
Consumers should return any of this product to the retail store where it was purchased for a full refund or credit. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 888-ONE-COCO (888-663-2626) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday for further information.