April 20, 2015 — For the second time in two months, Whole Foods has recalled raw macadamia nuts that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The latest recall was issued for products labeled as “Whole Foods Raw Macadamia Nuts.” The items can be identified as follows:
- Packaged in 11-oz clear plastic tubs
- Have a best-by date of February 6, 2016
- UPC code of 7695862059-1
- Sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT Whole Foods Market Stores
Whole Foods Raw Macadamia Nuts were also recalled in February due to Salmonella contamination. Those products were sold in 5.6-oz clear plastic tubs and were sold at Whole Foods Market, Greenlife Grocery, and Harry’s Farmers Market stores in AL, GA, MS, NC, SC and TN.
There have been no reports of food poisoning in association with either recall. Salmonella was discovered during routine tests on products that were sampled by an FDA-contracted laboratory.
The FDA warns that Salmonella infections can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It can also be life-threatening, especially for people with vulnerable immune systems:
“In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”
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