Less than two months after recalling raw walnuts for salmonella contamination, Aurora Products is recalling raw macadamia nuts.
The company issued the recall following additional testing by a company contracted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The nuts were sold under a variety of store-brand labels including those for Whole Foods, Wild by Nature, and Belmont Market.
A full list of affected brands can be found on the FDA website.
The recall only affects nuts sold in retail stores in the following areas: Connecticut, Washington, DC, Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Consumers that have the product listed below are urged to not eat it and destroy the product or return it to the point of purchase.
Customers with questions can contact Aurora Products, Inc. for further information at (800)-898-1048.