February 5, 2015 — Whole Foods and two other retailers have recalled raw macadamia nuts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, a disease-causing bacteria.
The FDA has not received any reports of illness associated with the macadamia nuts. The recall was issued after a FDA-contracted laboratory reported that samples tested positive for Salmonella.
The recalled products are sold in clear, 5.6-ounce plastic tubs, they are marked with UPC code 7-23055-21415-3, and sell-by dates of April 22, May 4, an May 6. They are labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts.”
Products were sold in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In addition to Whole Foods, the nuts were sold at Greenlife Grocery and Harry’s Farmers Market.
Customers should throw the products away and contact the store for a full refund.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning. The illness is most serious in young children, older adults, and people with weak immune systems. Healthy adults typically develop a fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (may be bloody), and abdominal pain for a few days.
The FDA warns about the following complications:
“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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