Recall of Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk

Both retail and bulk packages of macadamia nuts produced by Marathon Ventures are being recalled due to Salmonella risk.

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Market Pantry, one of the affected brands, is sold at Target Stores.

Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, diabetics, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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.

The recalled products were sold between July 2, 2015 and February 3, 2016, through grocery, foodservice, other retail outlets, and direct mail orders via company website nationwide. Affected products are packaged as follows:

UPCBRANDPRODUCT DESCRIPTIONUNIT WTCODE DATE / LOT NUMBERLOT CODE LOCATION
0 15400 86635 4ShurfineMacadamia Diced Nuts5oz / 142gBest By:
2 SEP 2016
Front of bag – top right
0 15400 16635 5Western FamilyMacadamia Diced Nuts5oz / 142gBest By:
3 AUG 2016
Front of bag – top right
Best By:
4 AUG 2016
Front of bag – top right
Best By:
2 SEP 2016
Front of bag – top right
0 75450 13287 8HyVeeMacadamia Nuts2oz / 57gBest By:
10 JUL 2016
Back of bag – mid right
0 85239 52108 3Market PantryChopped Macadamia Nuts2.25oz / 64gBest By:
13 AUG 2016
Back of bag – right side
Best By:
11 SEP 2016
Back of bag – right side
0 75049 42186 4Pear’s GourmetMacadamia Nuts Raw16oz / 454gBest By:
11 SEP 2016
Front of bag – near top
Best By:
25 SEP 2016
Front of bag – near top
06509Cash-Wa DistributingMacadamia Nuts Raw5lbs / 2.27kg15204Bot right on case label
15260Bot right on case label
Bulk CaseNutpro C.C.Macadamia Nuts Style #525lbs79818Case label

 

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The issue was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following a Salmonella positive product found during routine product sampling.

There have been no illnesses or injuries reported to-date affiliated with these products. Anyone concerned about an injury/illness should contact a physician immediately. Marathon Ventures, Inc. has informed the FDA of its actions and is cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation.

Consumers who have purchased the items listed above should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to Marathon Ventures, Inc. at (402) 934-8223 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Central Time or via e-mail at qa@marathonventuresinc.com

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