Health Department: Firm Recalls Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Contamination

Health Department: Firm Recalls Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Contamination

The Kane County Health Department is advising that Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., of Stockton, CA, is initiating a voluntary recall of Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts, distributed in retail stores nationwide, due to possible Salmonella contamination.

There have been no reported illnesses to date.

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 4.25.31 PMThis voluntary recall is the result of testing by a FDA-contracted laboratory which revealed that a 4-ounce package of Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts contained Salmonella.

This voluntary recall covers only the following products:

  • 4-ounce Diamond of California® Chopped Macadamia Nuts
  • 2.25-ounce Diamond of California® Macadamia Halves and Pieces

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, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting 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.

Consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it but should contact Consumer Affairs for a full refund online at or by calling 503-364-0399 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

“The quality and safety of our products is the top priority for our company,” Diamond Foods said. “We apologize to our retail customers and consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience. We are working and cooperating fully with the U. S. Food & Drug Administration on this voluntary recall.”

SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release

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