Macadamia nuts sold under Aurora and other brand names are being recalled for Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased these nuts should not eat them as they risk serious illness if they do.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infections can travel to the bloodstream producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. At the time of the recall no illnesses had been reported.
The recalled product was distributed to retail stores in: CT, DC, DE, KY, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, WV.
Aurora has contacted stores that received the affected products which were soldf in 8-oz plastic cups under the brand names Belmont Market, Citarella, Ernest & Klein, Gourmet Garage, Harvest Co – Op Market, Le District, Lees, Palmers Market, Walter Stewart, Whole Food Market and Wild by Nature.