Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts Sold at Whole Foods Market® Stores in CA, NV, OR, and WA Due to Possible Health Risk

Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts Sold at Whole Foods Market® Stores in CA, NV, OR, and WA Due to Possible Health Risk

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Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts Sold at Whole Foods Market® Stores in CA, NV, OR, and WA Due to Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release
June 21, 2016
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Consumers
Marin Foods Specialties, Inc.
925-634-6126
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Fred Vuylsteke
925-634-6126

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Byron, Calif. – Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts sold in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington Whole Foods Market stores due to possible Salmonella contamination. 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 withSalmonella 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The product was labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and was packaged in 6 oz clear plastic tubs. The recalled products have “best by” dates of 8/21/16 through 11/6/16, and a UPC code of 99948200132. The product was distributed only to Whole Foods Market stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts products tested positive for Salmonella.
Customers who have purchased this product at Whole Foods Market stores in the affected states should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. at 925-634-6126. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00AM TO 3:30 PM PST.
* 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.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm508045.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery