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Salmonella-Tainted Macadamia Nuts Recalled by Whole Foods

Many news reports have indicated that macadamia nuts are being recalled by Whole Foods in the state of Washington. This recall report is important because it impacts items that are popular among Whole Foods consumers, exposing a great deal of Washingtonians to possibly deadly consequences.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the macadamia nuts associated with the recall campaign being launched by Whole Foods were tested by regulators recently. The recall was deemed necessary after the firm learned that the nuts, which were supplied by the natural grocery chain Marin Food Specialties, had been contaminated with Salmonella, a type of bacteria that could be fatal to consumers with weak or compromised immune systems. Children and the elderly are also especially vulnerable to this organism.

Impacted products were sold in Washington, California, Oregon, and Nevada. They come in 5 oz. plastic tubs, and are labeled as “Whole Foods Raw Macadamia Nuts.” All recalled tubs come with best by dates that range from August 21, 2016 and November 6, 2016. While the company hasn’t disclosed how long these products have been available to consumers, the FDA is reporting that recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase with a receipt for a full refund.

Reports show that Whole Foods has been involved in other food-related incidents in the month of June.

Recently, the FDA sent the company a letter stating that serious violations regarding one of the company’s food preparation facility presented signs of Listeria, another potentially deadly organism.

Consumers who are serious about their safety should stay alert to other food recalls. Whenever they learn about potential risks associated with food items they are consuming due to a recall, they should follow the manufacturer’s or the regulators’ instructions to avoid any potential risks.

Hopefully, the FDA keeps tabs on recalls like this, helping consumers by reporting on these announcements regularly and pushing companies to put safety first. If you would like to learn more about this recall, follow this link to read the official announcement.

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