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Macadamia Nuts Recalled Due to Health Risk

A voluntarily recall of 2.25 oz and 4 oz packages of Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts has been initiated after a sample tested positive for Salmonella contamination. A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contracted laboratory returned the results to Snyder’s-Lance, Inc who distributes the product in retail stores nationwide. There have been no reported illnesses to date.

Healthy individuals who are infected with Salmonella “often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.” If individuals have consumed any of the products indicated in the recall and experience any of these symptoms, they should see a healthcare professional immediately.

In an announcement from the company, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc representatives said, “The voluntary recall is limited to multiple production codes of the two products listed below. To locate the production code on the package, consumers should look on the front of the package. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Diamond of California products are affected by this recall.” 

The FDA website lists the following:
Product Name UPC Code Lot Number Best Before Date
Diamond of California
Chopped Macadamia Nuts
010300345848 16137D331S
16 NOV 2017
17 NOV 2017
06 DEC 2017
Diamond of California
Macadamia Halves & Pieces
070450743918 16137D331S
16 NOV 2017
07 DEC 2017
The recalled nuts may not look or smell bad even if they are contaminated with Salmonella.

In a statement from the company, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. said, “The quality and safety of our products is the top priority for our company. We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience. We are working and cooperating fully with the U. S. Food & Drug Administration on this voluntary recall.”

Photos of product packaging and more information can be found by visiting FDA Recall, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts.
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