Mahina Mele Farms, LLC Expands Voluntary Recall of Macadamia Nut Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Mahina Mele Farms, LLC Expands Voluntary Recall of Macadamia Nut Products Due to Possible Health Risk

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Mahina Mele Farms, LLC Expands Voluntary Recall of Macadamia Nut Products Due to Possible Health Risk
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For Immediate Release
February 3, 2016
Mahina Mele Farms, LLC

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Mahina Mele Farms, LLC is expanding a voluntary recall of its macadamia nut products within expiry after FDA testing found Salmonella in macadamia nuts. One sample from LOT 30 was found to be positive for Salmonella Give.While we are not aware of any further positive samples, Mahina Mele Farms feels it is in the best interest of public health to voluntarily recall ALL lots currently on the market, until the source of the contamination can be identified.
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.
Mahina Mele Farms is working with retailers to pull products from store shelves. To date no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.
Mahina Mele Farms, LLC produces macadamia nuts under the name Izzie Macs! in plastic bags and macadamia nut butter under the name Baby Bruddah’s Mac Nut Buttah in plastic tubs. They were distributed from Oct 21, 2015 – Jan 20, 2016 and involve all products
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts 689076792677 6 oz. (salted) plastic bag
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts 689076793575 6 oz. (unsalted) plastic bag
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts 689076792776 16 oz. (unsalted) plastic bag
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts 689076792974 16 oz. (salted) plastic bag
Bulk Macadamia Nuts 5 lb. plastic bag (salted and unsalted; wholes and pieces)
Baby Bruddah’s Mac Nut Buttah 753182242019 12 oz. plastic tub
Baby Bruddah’s Chocolate Mac Nut Buttah 73518224204 12 oz. plastic tub
In the interest of public health and safety, we are recalling all products. We are working closely with the FDA to find the source of this contamination.
Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund or replacement. Mahina Mele Farms, LLC will reimburse the wholesaler for any returned product.
If you have any questions, call Mahina Mele Farms at 808 328 8987, Monday-Friday, 8-4 HST.
Original Release:
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.