Whole Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts For Possible Salmonella Risk

(FOX 11) Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The product was labeled as "Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts" and was packaged in 11 ounce plastic tubs. The recalled product has best-by dates of March 19, 2016 through June 21, 2016 and a UPC code of 0-76958-62059-1.

Recalled items were sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT Whole Foods Market Stores.

No illnesses have been reported to date, according to the FDA. Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts tested positive for Salmonella.

Customers who have purchased this product should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people as well as others with weakened immune systems. Those infected often have symptoms of fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Read additional information about Salmonella on the CDC's website.

Consumers with questions can contact Whole Foods Market Customer Service at (512) 477-5566 ext. 20060.

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