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Salmonella contamination prompts macadamia nut recall

Posted on February 14, 2016 4:27 pm under Defective Food Product

Mahina Mele Farms, LLC issued a voluntary recall of its macadamia nuts due to the possible contamination of Salmonella, according to a press release issued on February 3 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company is recalling all lots of the product that are currently sold in the market after one sample from Lot 30 tested positive for Salmonella.

Salmonella is a bacterium that has varying effects, depending on the health of the person infected. The infection may prove fatal to the elderly, young children, and people with weak immune systems, according to the FDA. For healthy individuals, symptoms of Salmonella infection are vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea, bloody diarrhea, and fever. Adverse effects include arterial problems like aneurysm, along with arthritis and endocarditis.

The list of information associated with this recall is posted on the FDA website.

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