Child aged 10 dies after drinking coconut milk as importer admits label charges

A 10-year-old child died from an allergic reaction after drinking a “natural” coconut drink imported by a Sydney firm.

The canned product from Taiwan, Greentime Natural Coconut Drink, is sold in most states and was recalled just over a month later following the tragedy in December 2013. But it was never revealed that it was blamed for causing the fatal anaphylactic reaction in the child from Melbourne.

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