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Raw Nuts Food Recall – Salmonella

This year has been a busy one for food issues and we have another recall. This time it involves raw macadamia nuts! The first big recall was only a couple of months ago and it involved Amy’s Kitchen products. This was huge since vegans and vegetarians are large consumers of those products. That was followed up by a major Hummus recall which is another product loved by vegans and vegetarians.

Macadamia Nuts Recall

The brand of these nuts is Aurora but the also package and label for other brands like Whole foods and others. The reason for the recall is possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is a serious matter. According to the FDA anyone who eats these contaminated nuts could experience a wide range of serious health complications.

Products are being recalled because they have the potential to contain Salmonella 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.

These macadamia nuts are branded by several stores and companies like Whole Foods and others. You must check out the list of brands and product numbers to know if you have some of the recalled products. We have provided that information for you on the next page!

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