Marin Foods Specialties Inc has issued a recall for raw macadamia nuts sold at Whole Foods stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington for possible Salmonella contamination. People who have purchased these nuts should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness.
The product, labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts,” was packaged in 6 oz clear plastic tubs with “best by” dates ranging from 8/21/16 through 11/6/16, and a UPC code of 99948200132.
Those most at risk for Salmonella infection include young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of an infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In some cases, the infection can travel to the bloodstream producing more severe illnesses .
At the time of the recall, there had been no reports of illness.