Byron, Calif. — Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts sold in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington Whole Foods Market stores due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The product was labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and was packaged in 6 oz clear plastic tubs. The recalled products have “best by” dates of 8/21/16 through 11/6/16, and a UPC code of 99948200132. The product was distributed only to Whole Foods Market stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts products tested positive for Salmonella.
Customers who have purchased this product at Whole Foods Market stores in the affected states should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. at 925-634-6126. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00AM TO 3:30 PM PST.