The Kane County Health Department is advising that NOW Health Group, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its NOW Real Food® Raw Macadamia Nuts – Product Code 7119, Lot#3141055 – because this lot has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
This lot was distributed online and in retail stores nationwide. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled Raw Macadamia Nuts should stop using the product immediately and return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Receipt is not required for refund.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact NOW’s Customer Service Department by phone at 888-NOW-FOOD (888-669-3663) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Salmonella is an organism that 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.
For more information, consult this page of the FDA website.
The Kane County Health Department has an abundance of information about food safety online at this page of the KCDH website.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release