April 10, 2015 — This week, three companies in Ohio and Texas have issued recalls for macadamia nuts due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
There are no reports of food poisoning linked to the recalls.
Macadamia nut recalls include:
- Kanan Enterprises (April 3): Recall issued for Peterson’s Macadamias in 16-oz stand-up pouches, sold from November 2014 through March 2015 at Peterson Nut Store in Cleveland, Ohio and King Nut Factory outlet in Solon, Ohio.
- Texas Star Nut and Food Co. (April 7): Recall issued for macadamia nuts sold at H-E-B grocery stores in Texas from December 2014 through March 2015, including Nature’s Eats Mustang Island Macadamia Sunrise (14-oz), Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts (6-oz), and Central Market Natural Macadamia Nuts (6-oz).
- Texas Pecan Co. (April 9): Recall issued for raw macadamia nuts in 16-oz packages and gift tins sold from November to December 2014. The gift tins include The Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-N-Salty.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Every year, Salmonella is estimated to cause 1 million cases of food poisoning in the United States, with 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that begin 12-72 hours after the bacteria is ingested, and last for 4-7 days.
In rare cases, Salmonella can cause life-threatening complications. According to the FDA:
“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.”
Do I have a Macadamia Nut Salmonella Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Salmonella induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating recalled macadamia nuts, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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