April 20, 2015 — Whole Foods Market has issued a recall for packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
The products were sold in 11-oz clear plastic tubs and labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts,” with a best-by date of February 4, 2016 and a UPC code of 7695862059-1.
The items were sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT Whole Foods Market Stores.
This is the second time Whole Foods has recalled macadamia nuts this year. In February, Whole Foods recalled raw macadamia nuts for possible Salmonella contamination.
No reports of food poisoning have been linked to either recall. Both recalls were issued after samples taken by an FDA-contracted laboratory tested positive for Salmonella.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Infections with Salmonella typically cause symptoms within 72 hours of eating the contaminated product. Healthy people may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain for up to a week.
The FDA has also warned about life-threatening 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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