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, 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 issue was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following routine testing.
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 below should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.
The items below were sold after March 11, 2014, through grocery, food service and other retail outlets throughout the country.
- UPC: 0 15400 86635 4; Brand: Shurfine; Product Description: Macadamia Diced Nuts; Unit Wt: 5oz/142g; Best By: 11 MAR 2015, 23 JUN 2015, and 11 AUG 2015
- UPC: 0 15400 16635 5; Brand: Western Family; Product Description: Macadamia Diced Nuts; Unit Wt: 5oz/142g; Best By: 11 MAR 2015, 23 JUN 2015, 11 AUG 2015, 6 OCT 2015
- UPC: 0 75450 13287 8; Brand: HyVee; Product Description: Macadamia Nuts; Unit Wt: 2oz/57g; Best By: 27 AUG 2015, 28 AUG 2015, 10 OCT 2015
- UPC: 0 85239 52108 3; Brand: Market Pantry; Product Description: Chopped Macadamia Nuts; Unit Wt: 2.25oz/64g; Best By: 28 APR 2015, 1 MAY 2015, 28 MAY 2015, 1 JUL 2015, 23 JUL 2015, 21 AUG 2015, 16 OCT 2015
- UPC: 0 75049 42186 4; Brand: Pear’s Gourmet; Product Description: Macadamia Nuts Raw; Unit Wt: 16oz/454g; Best By: 23 JUL 2015
- Brand: Cash-Wa Distributing; Product Description: Macadamia Nuts Raw; Unit Wt: 5lbs/2.27kg; Lot Number: 14170
- UPC: 06509; Brand: Pegler Sysco; Product Description: Macadamia Nuts Raw; Unit Wt: 5lbs/2.27kg; Lot Number: 14052, 14094, 14128, 14181, 14267
- UPC: Bulk Case; Brand: Mayan Gold; Product Description: Macadamia Nuts Style #5; Unit Wt: 25lbs; PO# 0011766 SDC 0034
Consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to Marathon Ventures, Inc.
Customer Service toll-free at (800) 828-7688 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Central Time or via e-mail at [email protected]