Macadamia nuts recalled due to possible salmonella risk

Photo: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Various retail and bulk packages of raw macadamia nuts are being recalled because the product could be contaminated with salmonella.

The recall was issued by Marathon Ventures, Inc. as a precautionary measure after a product tested positive for the disease during routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The recalled products were sold between July 2, 2015, and Feb. 3, 2016, through grocery, food service and other retail outlets, as well as online. The recall includes brands such as Market Pantry, Western Family, Shurfine, HyVee, Pear’s Gourmet, Cash-Wa Distributing, and Nutpro C.C.

Consumers who purchased the nuts should not consume the product and return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

The company said it’s received no reports of illness regarding the recalled nuts. Salmonella can cause serious and potentially fatal infections in young children, elderly individuals, and those with weakened immune systems. A healthy person infected with the disease can experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Any questions regarding the recall can be directed to Marathon Ventures, Inc. at (402) 934-8223 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time or via e-mail at qa@marathonventuresinc.com.

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